Philippines: Lawmaker Says Police That Killed Mayor in Jail Knew They’s Be Released Despite Murder — Alleges Conspiracy and “Premeditated Killing.” 

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Photo taken in November last year shows Supt. Marvin Marcos attending a hearing of the Senate committee on justice and human rights. GEREMY PINTOLO

MANILA, Philippines –  Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon expressed the belief yesterday that the release of Supt. Marvin Marcos and his men after killing Albuera, mayor Rolando Espinosa in a Leyte jail last year was arranged from the very start.

Drilon noted the Philippine National Police (PNP) Internal Affairs Service (IAS)’s argument that Marcos was not physically present when Espinosa was killed inside his jail cell in the province last November by policemen supposedly serving a search warrant before dawn.

Photos on obtained by the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism show the body of Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr. lying flat on his back with his eyes half-open, and both of his…

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