After shame list, Duterte gov’t to come up with honor roll
After President Rodrigo Duterte’s name and shame campaign against “narcopoliticians,” Malacañang is set to release names of local government unit (LGU) officials with “untainted reputation” on illegal drugs.
“In a few days, maglalabas kami ng listahan ng mga matitinong (we will release a list of clean) LGU officials,” Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said in a radio interview on Wednesday.
Andanar said the idea came after his meeting with Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea.
“We thought that it was also proper to celebrate the untainted reputation of LGU executives when it comes to illegal drugs,” he said.
“Based on the list there are more clean governors and mayors than LGU executives who are suspected to be in the illegal drugs business,” he added.
Interior secretary Ismael Sueno said his agency already has the list.
“We have the list now. But still on the process of verification,” Sueno said.
He said local executives with untainted reputation should be lauded.
He said there were no “specific criteria” in choosing the names of local executives.
“Specific criteria, wala. It’s just ‘yung mga hindi kasama sa second list ng mga drug protectors, of course pinapa-check na din ‘yung mga ‘untainted’ LGU officials,” he said.
(We do not have specific criteria. But just like what we did with the second list of drug protectors, we are checking the names of the “untainted’ LGU officials to be included on the list.)
“We need to give credit dun sa mga matitinong local officials. Of course, ‘yung mga awardees, sinama naming (We need to give credit to the good local officials. Of course, the list will include awardees),” he added. IDL