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Palace denies Peter Lim cleared of drug raps for being Duterte’s kumpadre: Pag politiko suki sa kasal!

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Malacañang has cried foul at the allegation that Cebuano businessman Peter Lim was cleared of drug trading charges because he is a “kumpadre” of President Rodrigo Duterte.

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque on Tuesday (March 13) said Duterte did not choose to be Lim’s kumpadre.

“Alam n’yo po, unfair naman iyon na palibhasa naging kumpadre sa kasal ‘no. Lahat po siguro mga nanunungkulan sa gobyerno eh, napakadaming kasal na pinupuntahan at hindi naman nakakapili kung sino ang magiging kumpadre, ang nagdedesisyon po ay iyong mga kinakasal,” he said at a press briefing.

State prosecutors dismissed the charges against Lim, Co, Espinosa and 17 others allegedly due to weak evidence.

Roque said it would be best to let the Department of Justice review the dismissal of charges against Lim, convicted drug lord Peter Co and self-confessed drug trader Kerwin Espinosa.

“Hindi pa po tapos ang usaping ito, hindi po pupuwede na ang isang malaking isda ay hindi mapaparusahan kung merong ebidensiya. So tingnan po natin ang ebidensiya,” he said.