MANILA, Philippines – Police Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido said on Tuesday, August 29, it was "God's will" if Iloilo City Mayor Mabilog lives longer.
He added, “I am pro-life, a professional law enforcer. Those who do no wrong have nothing to fear."
When asked for his message to Mayor Mabilog, Espenido simply said, “Regards lang. Kita kits tayo. (Regards. See you).”
Espenido said he was a "pro-life" advocate, despite links to the killing of two mayors who were allegedly involved in illegal drug activities in parts of the Philippines.
Espenido previously served as police chief of Albuera, Leyte, where the late mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr was killed.