‘Di pa kayo lusot! Duterte to reveal 50 more narco-politikos – Año
President Rodrigo R. Duterte is set to expose 50 more narco-politkos who are currently under validation.
Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año the 50 narco-politkos were not read by the President during the joint National and Regional Peace and Order Council meeting here Thursday evening.
Año said only 46 of the 96 names of local government officials on the narco-list have so far been revealed.
“Yung iba under validation kaya meron pang susunod dyan na i-release ng Pangulo ,” said Año who revealed that the validation began in 2017.
“Their (officials’) involvement is varied – may protector, may coddlers, yung iba involved talaga,” he said.
Año said some of the politikos on the list have been dismissed.
“Others are still under suspension, pero sinama na rin namin dahil pwede pa silang tumakbo,” he added.
Año clarified that all 46 politicians named by the President were incumbent officials, but four of them are not seeking re-election.
Of the 46 officials in the narco-list, 35 are mayors, seven are vice mayors, three are members of the House of Representatives, and one is a provincial board member.
Año said the DILG has already filed complaints against the 46 officials.
Duterte said he decided to reveal the names of the 46 officials because he trusted the government agencies that etted and validated the list. (PNA)