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Richard Gomez denies links to Espinosa drug ring, says he advocates clean & healthy lifestyle


The camp of Ormoc City Mayor Richard Gomez has threatened to file charges against those falsely linking him to illegal drug operations.

Atty. Alex Avisado Jr., lawyer of Gomez, said his client is not involved in any illegal drug activities and has always advocated clean and healthy lifestyle.

“Mayor Richard “Goma” Gomez, Cong. Lucy Torres Gomez and Board Member Matt Torres have always been against drugs. They are advocates of a clean, active and healthy lifestyle. They have not and and will never get involved in drugs,” Avisado said in a statement shared by Gomez on Facebook.

“They were resoundingly elected by the people of Ormoc and the 4th District of Leyte based on their solid anti drug campaign. So to those who are desperately trying to destroy their reputation you have been warned! Put up or shut up! We will see you in court!” he added.

Gomez was reportedly among the Leyte local officials implicated in the affidavit of slain Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa.


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