Espinosa Sr. files counter-affidavit

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 05 2016 05:07 PM

Albuera, Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa, Sr. on Monday at a Regional Trial Court in Ormoc filed his counter-affidavit to the seven cases filed against him. Photo by Geron Ponferrada, ABS-CBN News

Albuera, Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa, Sr. on Monday filed his counter-affidavit to the seven complaints filed against him by the Philippine National Police (PNP) Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG).

The PNP-CIDG filed the complaints against the mayor and his son Rolando "Kerwin" Espinosa last month. Among the charges raised were possession of illegal drugs, illegal possession of firearms, and murder.

A copy of the counter-affidavit signed by Espinosa Sr. Photo by Geron Ponferrada, ABS-CBN News

His camp filed the counter-affidavit at a Regional Trial Court in Ormoc. By submitting this, his lawyers aim to halt the court from issuing a warrant of arrest against the mayor.

The elder Espinosa earlier named his son's alleged protectors in a separate seven-page affidavit, but Kerwin remains in hiding as of writing.

-with a report by Geron Ponferrada, ABS-CBN News