"The proof (narrative or testimonial) against the named commanders ought not be discharged yet as it might preference the managerial and criminal examination/s and case/s against them," Communications Secretary Martin Andanar told journalists in an instant message.
"An untimely arrival of proof through the media may likewise disregard the established right to due procedure of those included," Andanar included.
On Tuesday, Duterte labeled five police commanders who were included in the illicit medications exchange or security of medication syndicates.
The CEO named previous Philippine National Police (PNP) representative chief Gen. Marcelo Garbo Jr., Gen. Vicente Loot, Gen. Bernardo Diaz of Police Regional Office 6, previous National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) boss Joel Pagdilao, and previous Quezon City Police District (QCPD) boss Edgardo Tinio.
The President said the police authorities apparently included in illicit medications or insurance of medication syndicates submitted injustice since they wreck individuals' lives, refering to the legislature subsidized their training through citizens' cash.
Andanar said Napolcom has general supervision over the PNP.
"Just regulatory cases will be recorded there. Extreme punishment they can give is rejection from administration," he said.
Inquired as to whether the President would apologize if his claims were demonstrated wrong Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said, "Let us sit tight for improvements." CDG