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Duterte won’t name narco-politikos: It’s not a good policy!

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By Prince Golez

President Rodrigo Duterte said he won’t identify the narco politicians running for election in 2019.

“No, I will not. It’s not a good policy to let know the — to telegraph your intention or what you know about the other fellow, especially in matters of breaking penal laws,” Duterte said on Friday.

“We will not in government,” he added.

It will be recalled that in 2016, the chief executive accused 159 incumbent and former local executives and lawmakers, judges, and police officials of involvement in the narcotics trade.

Earlier the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) said 86 names of government officials are included in their narco-list.

Their drug involvement is currently being validated by other government agencies including Department of Interior and Local Government, National Intelligence Coordinating Agency, Philippine National Police, and the Armed Forces of the Philippines, according to PDEA Director General Aaron Aquino.