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Hugpong member also on Duterte’s narcolist

DAVAO CITY—President Duterte’s narcolist did not only include 10 members of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan but also some members of Mayor Sara Duterte’s Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HnP).

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Among those who expressed surprise to be included in the list was Mayor Leonida Angcap of Midsalip town in Zamboanga del Sur, a member of the HnP under Zamboanga del Sur 1st District Rep. Divina Grace Yu.

But Mayor Duterte said in a statement on Saturday that she would not look at the President’s narcolist as basis for her endorsement of a candidate.

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She said she would never turn down politicians who would publicly request her to raise their hands, even if they were on the President’s list of narcopoliticians.

The Davao mayor even said she chose not to get a copy of the list of narcopoliticians because she would rather leave it to the voters to decide on the qualifications they look for in a candidate.

She said a vote for a candidate should be a personal decision.

The mayor who founded the HnP went home from a campaign sortie in Luzon to join Davaoeños in the celebration of the 82nd Araw ng Davao on March 16.

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