Manila – In an interview upon his release from detention at Camp Aguinaldo, Lt. Col. Ferdinand Marcelino says wearing his uniform in all his public appearances and media interviews has paid off with the Department of Justice dropping the P380-million drug charges against him.
“My lawyer has really given me great tips on how to project an innocent and dignified image,” said Marcelino, referring to Public Attorney’s Office Chief Persida Acosta. “She’s always reminded me to be consistently in uniform when appearing on TV or in public to reinforce my image as a victim.”
Marcelino recalled that when he was caught red-handed processing illegal drugs at a shabu laboratory in 2016, he never thought he could get past it. However, with the assistance of the Public Attorney’s Office as well as Sec. Vitaliano Aguirre of the Department of Justice, Marcelino is finally free, absolved from all accusations.
Marcelino is set to testify against Senator Leila de Lima to which Sec. Aguirre vehemently denies having made a deal with him whatsoever.