Aljeano: Release of ‘narcolist’ part of ‘narcoserye’ to save ‘fake drug war’


Magdalo Rep Gary Alejano / photo from Rappler 



Opposition bet and Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano said on Friday that President Rodrigo Duterte’s move to release the latest narco-list was an “abuse of power and discretion which tramples on the rights of every individual to due process.”

The former Marine officer also called the list as a part of a never-ending “narcoserye” (narco-series) and “propaganda.”


“Para tayong nasa narcoserye na ang pabida ay ang Pangulo. Paulit-ulit lamang ang mga patutsada, maglalabas ng mga pangalan, magkakaroon ng susunod na kabanata pero wala namang nakukulong. Let us not fall into their propaganda,” Alejano, an Otso Diretso senatorial candidate, said in a statement.

“This is a desperate act to save their fake drug war before the eyes of the public,” he added.

Not only Alejano slammed the release of names of the alleged “narco-politicians” but also his contenders under the Otso Diretso slate.

Former Solicitor General Florin Hilbay stressed that the so-called “narcolist” remains a gossip without sufficient proof to prove the accusations.

“Kung may sapat na ebidensiya, kasuhan nila ang mga nasa listahan. Kung wala, ang Narco-List ni Duterte ay isa lamang tsismis. Isa itong panggigipit sa mga lokal na pulitikong nais tumuligsa sa mga hindi makataong polisiya ng administrasyon,” Hilbay said.

“Malinaw naman na ang gusto ng gobyerno ay makontrol ang mga LGUs sa papalapit na eleksyon, upang maipanalo ang mga manok nila na may mga kaso ng pangungurakot, pagnanakaw, at pagsisinungaling sa bayan,” he added

Former Deputy Speaker Lorenzo “Erin” Tañada also argued that the Duterte administration should instead focus on water service interruption issue.

“Dapat may managot sa kawalan ng tubig sa malaking bahagi ng Metro Manila at Rizal… Nagtatanong ang mamamayan, nasaan ang gobyerno? Bakit narco list ang binabanderang sagot? Nililihis na naman ang taumbayan sa napakalaking problemang kinakaharap natin araw-araw,” Tañada said


Meanwhile, the Department of Interior and Local Government Department said it already filed cases against the alleged politicians involved in illegal drugs.




Source: Inquirer

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