Lucena mayor: Rep. Suarez responsible for my inclusion in ‘narcolist’
MANILA, Philippines — Lucena city Mayor Roderick Alcala blamed House minority leader and Quezon Rep. Danilo Suarez for his inclusion in the so-called “narcolist.”
Alcala disclosed on Friday that Suarez threatened to release documents against him if he does not stop a certain broadcaster.
“Si Congressman Dani Suarez po mismo tumawag po sakin mismo yon, sinabihan po niya ko na may mga hawak siyang dokumento pagka hindi ko pinatigil yung isang brodkaster, ay ilalabas po niya ito,” Alcala revealed in ANC’s Headstart.
“Alam ko na on my part na sila ang behind dito, ginagawan nila ng paraan para tayo ay ma-link dito. Isang malakas na puwersa dito sa aming lalawigan at ito ang ginagawa nila para po sa atin,” he added.
Alcala described his inclusion in the list as “politically motivated” and said, “Dahil magmula po noong tayo ay naupo, alam po kasi nila na tayo ang laging nagiging threat ng ating mga kalaban sa pulitika.”
Alcala, who is running for his last term as Lucena City’s mayor under President Rodrigo Duterte’s PDP-Laban, said Suarez was up against his uncle for Quezon’s gubernatorial seat.
“Ang laban po niya ang gobernador po. Ang kalaban po niya tiyo ko po,” Alcala said.
Meanwhile, Suarez’s son will be up against Alcala’s uncle for a seat in the House of Representatives.
“At ang anak niyang isa ay lalaban din po na Congressman, kalaban din po ay tiyo ko po,” Alcala said.
Alcala said his inclusion in the narcolist was meant to “paralyze” the 160,000 votes coming from Lucena City: “Isa po sa malaki po kasing lugar dito sa lalawigan ng Quezon ay ang Lucena with 160 000 votes kaya ang gusto po nilang iparalyze ay atin pong lungsod.”
The President bared on Thursday the names of 46 politicians allegedly involved in the illegal drug trade.
The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) also on Thursday filed before the Office of the Ombudsman administrative cases against the 46 officials. /je
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