Vice Governor Carlo Loreto.
Vice Governor Carlo Loreto.

TACLOBAN CITY- The surrender of Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr. to the police authorities should be taken positively.
And this only shows that the embattled town mayor subjected himself to the rule of law, said Leyte Vice Governor Carlo Loreto.
“The majesty of the law stands supreme” he said.
Espinosa, who identified himself as a businessman, ran for the first time for public office for mayor of Albuera which he handily won.
His fortune, however, changed after he was publicly named by President Rodrigo Duterte as among the country’s mayors who are engaging in the illegal drugs activity.
Last August 2, he surrendered to Police Director General Ronald de la Rosa denying though that he is in the illegal drug trade.
His son, Rolan or Kerwin, was branded by the police authorities as Eastern Visayas number one drug lord.
The embattled mayor has denied that he is involved in the illegal drugs activity.
Mayor Espinosa, 53, is said to be confined in a private hospital in Cebu City but his 34-year old son remain at large.
Vice Gov. Loreto admitted that with the branding of Mayor Espinosa, his town was pushed to national shame.
He, however, said that the good thing that happened on this issue was some of the country’s notorious drug pushers and drug lords came out and surrendered to the police.
The vice governor added that he is positive that the campaign against illegal drugs being waged by the administration of Pres. Duterte will cause the end of the proliferation of the prohibited drugs.
Loreto said that they are one with the President on this campaign.