Duterte duped: President’s ‘kumpare’, Peter Lim, is Visayas’ biggest drug lord – Kerwin
Alleged drug lord Kerwin Espinosa confirmed that Peter Lim the drug lord and Peter Lim who was the “kumpare” of President Rodrigo Duterte were one and the same person.
In the Senate hearing on the killing of his father, Albuera, Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa, Senator Manny Pacquiao asked Espinosa if the “Peter Lim” who surrendered to Duterte was also the drug lord in Visayas.
Espinosa said that he met Lim through the late Jeffrey “Jaguar” Diaz who he claimed was the drug lord who recruited him in the business. Espinosa denied he was a drug lord, he said he was just a “distributor.”
Pacquiao asked if the drug lord Lim was also the owner of Hilton Trucks in Cebu City, Espinosa answered “yes.”
Duterte announced on July 8 that Lim was among the biggest drug lords in the Philippines in the first drug matrix he revealed to the public in his first month in office. But Lim came forward the next day and met Duterte in Davao City to belie claims that he was a drug lord.
A few days later, photos of Lim and Duterte were released by Lim’s camp. Duterte and Lim were primary sponsors in a wedding of Israeli businessman Yuri Ofek and Beatrice Borja at Shangri-La’s Mactan Island Resort and Spa in Lapu-Lapu City in Cebu province on June 25. Borja is the the only child of one of Duterte’s major campaign supporter, Fernando Borja, owner of Adnama Group of Companies.