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2 South Cotabato mayors say narco-list inclusion politically-motivated

2 SoCot mayors say narco-list inclusion politically-motivated GENERAL SANTOS CITY — Two town mayors in South Cotabato province branded on Friday as “politically-motivated” their inclusion anew in President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s list of alleged narco-politicians. Incumbent mayors Albert Palencia of Banga and Pablo Matinong Jr. of Sto. Niño said in separate radio interviews that they were … Continue reading

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Iloilo’s ‘narco-politicians’ deny drug involvement

Iloilo’s ‘narco-politicians’ deny drug involvement By Gail Momblan ILOILO CITY (Philippines News Agency) — Two municipal mayors in Iloilo province, who were named by President Rodrigo Duterte as among 46 politicians with alleged links to illegal drugs, have come out with separate denials. Mayors Siegfredo Betita of Carles and Mariano Malones of Maasin were among … Continue reading

Duterte bares names of 46 gov’t officials linked to drugs
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Duterte bares names of 46 gov’t officials linked to drugs

Duterte bares names of 46 gov’t officials linked to drugs By Lilian Mellejor DAVAO CITY (Philippines News Agency) – President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday released the list of 46 local government officials allegedly linked to illegal drug trade ahead of the May 13 mid-term elections. Duterte bared the drug list during the National and Regional Peace … Continue reading

Drug war sees no social, political status: Palace
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Drug war sees no social, political status: Palace

Drug war sees no social, political status: Palace By Azer Parrocha   MANILA (Philippines News Agency)  — Malacañang said the death of a former mayor included on President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s “narcolist” shows that the same fate befalls everyone involved in the drug war, regardless of social or political status. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo made this remark after former mayor … Continue reading

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Stop linking local execs’ slays to PRRD: Vice Mayors League prexy

Stop linking local execs’ slays to PRRD: Vice Mayors League prexy By Armando Fenequito, Jr. DAVAO CITY (Philippines News Agency) — The national president of the Vice Mayors’ League of the Philippines (VMLP), an organization of all vice mayors of cities and municipalities in the country, has called on the public to refrain in quickly … Continue reading

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PRO-1: 384 incumbent brgy officials, candidates on narco list

PRO-1: 384 incumbent brgy officials, candidates on narco list By Hilda Austria and Ahikam Pasion CALASIAO, Pangasinan (Philippines News Agency) — The Police Regional Office (PRO) in the Ilocos Region announced on Wednesday that a total of 384 incumbent and re-electionist barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) officials are included in its own narco list. PRO-1 … Continue reading