Has one alleged “narco-general” taken to Facebook his desire to unseat President Rodrigo Duterte after he tarnished his name?
Former National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) director, Joel Pagdilao is now one of the 6,200 or so members of FB group, Duterte Resign Movement (DRM), which, as indicated by its name, bats for the removal of the sitting president.
“We want to be proud of our race again. (Duterte just brought us down, deep down to the bottomless abyss.),” read the group’s description.
Although they use the word “resignation”, DRM members openly state that they support any means to oust Duterte, whether “legal or illegal”.
In fact, the FB group’s cover photo has provocative imagery–particularly of a lit bomb–as if to warn about upcoming violence or an explosive upheaval.
“No fanciers. No party affiliation. No political endorsements. Bayan bago sarili. Bayan bago partido. Bayan bago politika,” DRM’s creators further declared.
Last July, the drug-hating Duterte publicly named Pagdilao as one of the top protectors of the narcotics trade in the country.
The latter, who is the brother of former police Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) chief and ACT-CIS party-list Rep. Samuel Pagdilao, vehemently denied the drug allegations.
Also tagged as narco-generals by “Digong” were retired Deputy Director Gen. Marcelo Garbo; retired Chief Supt. and now Daanbantayan, Cebu Mayor Vicente Loot; Chief Superintendents Edgardo Tinio and Bernardo Diaz.