Duterte’s next exposé: Mayors, pols in drugs

By: - Reporter / @NCorralesINQ
/ 12:08 AM July 08, 2016

“I WILL not allow these idiots to run their show, not during my watch.”


With that stern warning, President Duterte on Thursday evening said he soon will name the mayors and politicians involved in the illegal drug trade.

In a televised press briefing on state-run PTV4, Duterte showed a chart with the names of various local executives with links to drug lords and traffickers


“Maraming mga mayor dito, they’re running the show,” he said, citing intelligence information.

He said some of the mayors were from Mindanao, including a woman local executive.

But the President said he was told by “intel people” not to disclose yet the names of the mayors.

He advised politicians and individuals involved in the drug trade to “commit suicide” because they were humiliating the government and the people.

“Talagang binabastos tayo ng mga drug people. They’re destroying the country. They’re destroying the youth of the land so my appeal to them is, since they are beyond their redemption, they can stop and commit suicide because I will not allow these idiots to run their show; not during my watch,” he said.

Duterte identified the “top tier” drug lords in the country as Wu Tuan alias Peter Co, Peter Lim alias Jaguar and Herbert Colangco alias Ampang.

He said Colangco is the son-in-law of Ozamiz City Mayor Aldong Parajinog.


The President said Colangco was “connected with” Richard King who was killed in Davao City in June 2014.

Colangco was among the Bilibid 19, a group of drug convicts living a luxurious lifestyle inside the national penitentiary.

Duterte also accused retired Deputy General Marcelo Garbo of protecting drug lords and traffickers in the country.

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