Batangas mayor, ex-San Pablo mayor on drug list appear at Crame
SAN PEDRO CITY, Laguna — An incumbent mayor and a former mayor from the Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) region who were on the list of politicians allegedly involved in illegal drug trafficking went to the Philippine National Police headquarters in Camp Crame early Monday to clear their names.
Vicente Amante, the former mayor of San Pablo City in Laguna province, and Ryan Dolor, the incumbent mayor of Bauan town in Batangas province, sought Director General Ronald dela Rosa, PNP chief, a day after President Duterte named local officials, judges and policemen supposedly involved in the illegal drug trade.
Accompanied by policemen from their respective local governments, Amante and Dolor arrived before 9 a.m. at Camp Crame, said Chief Supt. Valfrie Tabian, Calabarzon police chief, who was also with the group.
Leo Abril, San Pablo City information officer, said Amante, who was accompanied by his lawyer, wanted to clear his name.
In an emailed statement on Sunday, Amante denied any involvement in the illegal drug trade.
Dolor declined to comment, saying he had to consult first with his lawyer. SFM/rga
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