Congressman Amado Espino Jr. called President Rodrigo Duterte as “True leader and a gentleman”after apologizing to him.
The Pangasinan Rep was dragged and included on the ‘drug matrix’ issued by Duterte last August 25, 2016
"I am humbled by the pronouncement of the President today on clearing my involvement on the alleged drug matrix released last August 25, 2016," said Espino,
"My family, friends and the people of Pangasinan would like to express our gratitude to the President for being a true leader and gentleman."
"He has my highest esteem for the courageous and bold statement of apology on clearing my name, Raffy Baraan and Raul Sison," he added
Duterte apologized to Espino after he found some “gaps” in the information about the drug trade.
He also made an apology to provincial administrator Rafael Baraan and provincial board member Raul Sison for mistakenly linking them to the illegal drug transaction.
Espino assured that he will support the Duterte’s campaign to eradicated illegal drugs in the country.
"Although we remained steadfast on our respect and high regard on the discretion of the President and relied completely on his promised revelation," the lawmaker said.
Source: GMA News