Duterte turns over drug list to AFP

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President Rodrigo Duterte has turned over his list of government officials allegedly involved in the illegal drug trade to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) even as he admitted that drug lords may succeed in their plan to assassinate him.

Speaking before military troops at Camp Melchor Dela Cruz in Gamu, Isabela, Duterte said there’s a chance that he may not finish his term because the people on the drug list may have him killed.

“I do not know if I will survive the six years or not. Given the numbers, I can’t kill them all. They can perhaps kill me,” the President said as he showed the folder containing the list.

“Ibigay ko ito sa Armed Forces. Ito ang problema natin (I will give this to the Ar,ed Forces. This is our problem). I’m just saying that the ultimate warriors of the Constitution, to protect the people, is the Armed Forces of the Philippines. So bahala na kayo (Now it is up to you),” he added.

The urged the military “not to allow the country to disintegrate.”

“I will protect you,” he assured the troopers, adding that he will take responsibility for his orders.

“I will not allow one policeman or one military to go to jail for doing his duty. In my six-year term, you should have no fear. Whatever you do under my orders, that’s my [responsibility],” he said.

The President has yet to reveal the names of 1,000 public officials who he said are involved in the illegal drugs trade. He hinted that the list includes governors, congressmen, assemblymen, mayors, barangay captains and policemen.

In his speech, Duterte named anew retired general and now Daanbantayan Mayor Vicente Loot as one of those linked to the drug trade.

The President said Loot’s name was also mentioned in Ilocos, Cagayan Valley and Central Luzon regions.

“What does that mean? It means to say that wherever he was assigned, he was into drugs. That is what it means,” he said.

The President said Mayor Reynaldo Flores of Naguilian, La Union was included in the third and final drug list. Flores was also in the second drug list that Duterte released in August.

Duterte said Flores is a “high value target” and that his involvement in illegal drugs had been validated.

He also mentioned Ronnie Sultan, barangay captain of Lumatil, Maasim, in Sarangani.

The President confirmed that suspected drug lord Melvin Odicta and his wife Miriam, who were gunned down in August, were in the drug list.

“You see, they’re here – the Odictas. But the Odictas were salvaged,” Duterte said.

On the other hand, Duterte said the Alcalas of Quezon province, who were earlier tagged in the illegal drug trade, have been removed in the final drug list.

“The Alcalas, who were here [in the narcotics list], had been erased,” the President said.

Last month,, Cerilo “Athel” Alcala, the brother of former Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala and Quezon Representative Vicente Alcala, surrendered to the police with his son Sajid to clear their names after being tagged as Quezon’s top drug lords.

On September 11, Cerilo’s wife Maria Fe and daughter Toni Ann were arrested in a buy-bust operation conducted in Leveriza Subdivision in Tayabas, Quezon.

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  1. Published August 25, 2016 10:28pm

    The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has yet to verify an online report that Cebuano businessman and suspected drug lord Peter Lim and his family have fled the country.
    “We cannot confirm because he has a lot of namesake in our database,” BI spokesperson Antonette Mangrobang said in a text message, adding they have found more than 4,000 people with the name of Peter Lim in their records.
    A news site reported that Lim and his family boarded a private jet bound for Hong Kong 15 days after Lim’s meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte in Davao City on July 15.
    In that meeting, Duterte threatened to kill Lim if evidence would prove that he is the “alias Jaguar” who handles illegal drug operations in the Visayas.
    Lim denied that he was that person.
    The businessman also assured the President that he would submit himself to government investigations, which he did by showing up at the National Bureau Investigation for a closed-door meeting on July 21. —NB, GMA news

    Published August 26, 2016

    THE Police Regional Office (PRO) 7 is checking reports that Cebuano businessman Peter Lim and his family have fled the country.
    President Rodrigo Duterte had named Lim as part of the Chinese triad, allegedly leading the illegal drug trade operations in the Visayas.
    Chief Supt. Noli Taliño, the PRO 7 director, said they are waiting for confirmation.
    A news site reported that Lim and his family boarded a private jet bound for Hong Kong, 15 days after Lim’s meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte in Davao City on July 15.
    Duterte had named Lim as the top drug lord handling the illegal drug trade in the Visayas region.

  2. Translation: “Should anything happen to me, YOU take over.”

    With the AFP now directly involved and helping out the PNP attack this nefarious drug problem, a search-and-destroy order has just been given by their Commander-in-Chief.

    Another viable solution would be to round-up all those in the lists, ship them all to Patikul, Jolo, Tawi-Tawi and Mamasapano; and have the MILF at MNLF serve as their “guards”.
    For sure, the country’s drug problem would be solved, in no time at all.

  3. nagdrama na naman ang unggoy.

    kung inuuna mong pinapatay yong drug lords at ginagamit mo yong mga maliliit para mahanap yong drug lords, nabawasbawasan na sana problema mo.

    eh kaso si peter lim nga nakaalis na ng bansa wala ka namang ginawa. bakit hindi mo yon pinaassassinate sa DDS mo?

    • Kung mag salita ka parang napa ka galing..hilas hilas lang ka. post mo nga grades mo nung college ka kung naka tapos ka. Di mo nga maayos ayos buhay mo di mo nga kaya bumili ng Land Cruiser tapos tuturuan mo pa ang presidente ano gawin. Ayosin mo muna buhay mo improve mo source of income mo. kung may 5 million pesos kana sa banko saka ka magsalita. Dahilk ibig sabihin marunong ka sa buhay

    • Published August 25, 2016 10:28pm

      The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has yet to verify an online report that Cebuano businessman and suspected drug lord Peter Lim and his family have fled the country.
      “We cannot confirm because he has a lot of namesake in our database,” BI spokesperson Antonette Mangrobang said in a text message, adding they have found more than 4,000 people with the name of Peter Lim in their records.
      A news site reported that Lim and his family boarded a private jet bound for Hong Kong 15 days after Lim’s meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte in Davao City on July 15.
      In that meeting, Duterte threatened to kill Lim if evidence would prove that he is the “alias Jaguar” who handles illegal drug operations in the Visayas.
      Lim denied that he was that person.
      The businessman also assured the President that he would submit himself to government investigations, which he did by showing up at the National Bureau Investigation for a closed-door meeting on July 21. —NB, GMA news

      Published August 26, 2016

      THE Police Regional Office (PRO) 7 is checking reports that Cebuano businessman Peter Lim and his family have fled the country.
      President Rodrigo Duterte had named Lim as part of the Chinese triad, allegedly leading the illegal drug trade operations in the Visayas.
      Chief Supt. Noli Taliño, the PRO 7 director, said they are waiting for confirmation.
      A news site reported that Lim and his family boarded a private jet bound for Hong Kong, 15 days after Lim’s meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte in Davao City on July 15.
      Duterte had named Lim as the top drug lord handling the illegal drug trade in the Visayas region.

    • Published August 26, 2016

      THE Police Regional Office (PRO) 7 is checking reports that Cebuano businessman Peter Lim and his family have fled the country.
      President Rodrigo Duterte had named Lim as part of the Chinese triad, allegedly leading the illegal drug trade operations in the Visayas.
      Chief Supt. Noli Taliño, the PRO 7 director, said they are waiting for confirmation.
      A news site reported that Lim and his family boarded a private jet bound for Hong Kong, 15 days after Lim’s meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte in Davao City on July 15.
      Duterte had named Lim as the top drug lord handling the illegal drug trade in the Visayas region.

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