Identify senator using cocaine, Duterte dared

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SENATORS on Thursday dared Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte to identify the senator who he claimed was using cocaine, so that the 23 other members of the chamber would not be under a cloud of suspicion.

Sen. Antonio Trillanes 4th said the vice mayor should name the cocaine user in the Senate and not resort to a “blind item” and put all senators in a bad light.

“It would be better if he will name the senator because a blind item doesn’t prove anything,” Trillanes said.

Senator Panfilo Lacson also said Vice Mayor Duterte should name the senator to spare others from suspicion.


“He should name him or her immediately, otherwise all of us will be looked upon as a possible suspected cocaine user,” he added.

The President’s son earlier claimed that a senator is a cocaine user. He did not name the senator but said he got the information from a common friend.

Trillanes said the vice mayor may have made the allegation to tarnish the image of the Senate.

Other senators also denied using cocaine and expressed willingness to undergo a drug test.

Senate Majority L eader Vicente Sotto 3rd said senators can submit themselves to a drug test to dispel suspicion.

Sen. Paolo Benigno Aquino 4th is also in favor of having all the members of the Senate tested for drugs.

Trillanes however said that if senators will undergo drug test, the Davao vice mayor should also be tested.

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  1. magka alaman na,who are the ussual suspects anyways,sen trillanes?hmm porke bully doesnt mean doped na,sen pacman,eh changeman na daw sya, sen de lima hmm iba addiction na usapan dyan,sen gordon no way hyper lang talaga yan.sen recto NOT.sen villar NO,sen poe NO,sen bam with those glasses cant say,sen sotto dupedhead doesnt mean dopedhead,sen angara egghead yeah,sen santiago rip,,sen gatchalian ? sen villanueva puyat lang lagi maybe kaya maputla tas hyper tas di makatingin sa cam,hmm sir ok ka lang?

  2. Joseph McCarthy (14 November 1908 – 2 May 1957) was a Republican Senator from the state of Wisconsin from 1947 to 1957. He is best known for making accusations of membership in the communist party or of communist sympathies against people working in sensitive sectors of the U.S. government.
Senator McCarthy did the same thing in the US during the McCarthy trials after the Second World War. Anyone he didn’t like; anyone that disagreed with him – was accused of being a communist or communist sympathizer. It turned out to be a great way to bully others and gain power for senator McCarthy.
McCarthy Quote: I have here in my hand a list of 205 that were made known to the Secretary of State as being members of the Communist Party and who nevertheless are still working and shaping policy in the State Department.
Attributed to a speech in Wheeling, West Virginia (9 February 1950), as printed in the Wheeling Intelligencer. At dispute is whether McCarthy claimed 205 names, as many historical accounts say, or 57 names, as McCarthy said on the Senate floor; see Congressional Record (20 February 1950). McCarthy admitted using the number 205 in speeches, but in reference to a statistic for which he had no names. Eyewitnesses to the speech remember him referring to both figures at different points. McCarthy provided a copy of his list to Sen. Millard Tydings on request; it had 81 names, some of which had handwritten annotations. He refused to disclose all of the names publicly unless given access to relevant government files, citing libel concerns. See also Blacklisted from History (2007) by M. Stanton Evans.

    DU30 and his son are using the same tactics as McCarthy; only accusing people of drugs instead of communism.

    • man,i thought clearly you were referring to senator trillanes about your mccarthyism,was i wrong..i mean about the bullying of sorts,sorry

  3. Can be detected in urine 2–4 days after use for sporadic users and up to 12 days after use for chronic users or following a binge.

    Still, another factor in the detection of cocaine in the system is mode of administration and doseage. For example, an intravenous dose of 20 mg cocaine can be detected for 1.5 days while street doses of cocaine (administered via different routes) can be detectable up to 1 week. Extremely high doses of cocaine can be found in the system up to 3 weeks after last use.
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    Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto 3rd said senators can submit themselves to a drug test to dispel suspicion.
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    Unless the senator is a raging junkie a couple of days will be enough that a drug test wont detect it and according to Sotto dispel suspicion.

    Really Sotto ?

    How about weekly mandatory drug tests for all the senators and house members ?

    • Its the best way to find out the junkie and the liar at the same time. If they have nothing to hide mandatory and weekly or once every two weeks and should be done randomly is the best way. But I am sure they won’t agree with this giving all sorts of excuses.