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Bakit administrative case lang? Colmenares dares gov’t to file criminal raps vs narco-politicians

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The government probably has a weak evidence against suspected narco-politicians after it filed only administrative cases instead of criminal charges against them, senatorial candidate Neri Colmenares said Friday.

“After all the hoopla about the narco list all that Pres. Duterte can do is to file administrative cases and not criminal cases for drug dealing. Ibig sabihin wala or mahina ebidensya nila,” the former Bayan Muna congressman said.

He called on the Palace to stop weaponizing the alleged narco-list of government officials and terrorizing candidates. “This tactic could be used to threaten LGUs to support administration candidates. So in the end its just electioneering,” he said.

He challenged the Palace to lodge criminal cases against the drug-linked officials so they could be imprisoned.

“But exposing the list even if the evidence is still weak only warns the real culprits and makes it difficult to gather evidence. Instead na makatulong, nakasama pa sa anti drug campaign,” he said.

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