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Cops deny opposing Ochoa's appointment to DILG

Dennis Carcamo - Philstar.com
MANILA, Philippines - The president of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Class 1985 on Tuesday denied reports that officials of their group have opposed the appointment of Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. as acting Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) chief.
 
In a statement, Police Chief Superintendent Edgardo Tinio said there is no truth PMA Class '85 officials have raised their opinions regarding the upcoming installation of Ochoa to DILG. 
 
"After being alluded to in several reports, we wish to point out that we have never made any statement, formal or otherwise, as to the incoming leadership of the DILG.
 
"Being professional policemen, our stand and commitment is to support the government of duly elected men and its institutions and agencies as headed by its duly appointed authorities," Tinio added. 
 
He said their group is supportive of anyone who will be appointed by President Benigno Aquino III to the post. 
 
"We assure the public that our primary objective is to ensure public safety, and not to raise opinion or judge the decision of the national leadership," he said.
 
Tinio, who is the also the Quezon City Police District director, also appealed to "those peddling this disinformation to spare us from their personal interest."
 
Ochoa has been named to be the acting DILG head as Mar Roxas II intends to run for president in the 2016 polls. 

DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT DIV EXECUTIVE SECRETARY PAQUITO OCHOA JR. MAR ROXAS NBSP OCHOA PHILIPPINE MILITARY ACADEMY PMA CLASS '85 POLICE CHIEF SUPERINTENDENT EDGARDO TINIO PRESIDENT BENIGNO AQUINO QUEZON CITY POLICE DISTRICT QUOT
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