Pres. Duterte Warns Ozamiz City’s Parojinog Families to Give Up More Arms and Contrabands

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Pres. Rody Duterte issued a stern warning against the alleged narco-politicians in Ozamiz City to give up more arms and contrabands. The message of Pres. Duterte was intended for Ozamiz City Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog Sr., the alleged leader of the controversial Parojinog family group that dominated the Kuratong Baleleng leadership.

According to Misamis Occidental Provincial Police Director, Senior Supt. Edgar Daniel, the PNP Chief Gen. Ronald Dela Rosa and Pres. Duterte do not believe the guns the Parojinog family turned over were all they have.

Ozamiz City Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog Sr., along with Ozamiz City Vice Mayor Nova Princess Parojinog his daughter and his younger brother City councilor Ricardo Parojinog, turned over to the police a horde of 20 firearms in the middle of August, in compliance with the PNP’s directive.

The PNP already revoked the firearm licenses of the said surrendered firearms after Pres. Duterte named the above-mentioned politicians with their alleged links to the narcotics trade in Mindanao. NAPOLCOM also recalled that as Mayor of Ozamiz City, Mayor Parojinog got the power to chose the police chief of Ozamiz City.

The PNP also made a good start on their investigations with the Parojinog families after Misamis Occidental PNP were able to conduct some raids on 13 of 16 houses of the Parojinog. The raids were done on the force of search warrants issued by a Regional Trial Court in Manila.

The PNP is also investigating what was apparently an intelligence leakage to the Parojinog which lead to the decision of the PNP to replace the entire Ozamiz City police force to remove the doubts among the police officers in the city who were allegedly involved in leaking the information to the Parojinog.

Ed Umbao

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