• Supporters rally for La Union drug-linked mayors

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    BAUANG, La Union: Thousands of residents here held a “unity walk” around the town on Thursday in support of Mayor Martin de Guzman. Such walks were also held in three other towns whose mayors were included in President Rodrigo Duterte’s list as alleged narco-politicians.Placard-bearing village folk, non-government organizations, religious groups, municipal officials and employees walked around Bauang after a Mass at the Saints Peter and Paul Church. De Guzman said he and his family are deeply saddened by the President’s announcement, adding that his conscience is clear and that he will face the accusations against him.De Guzman, along with Mayor Reynaldo Flores of Naquilian town, Mayor Dante Garcia of Tubao and former 2nd District Rep. Eufranio Eriguel are included in the list.In Agoo town, more than 1,500 supporters of Eriguel braved the rain to join the “unity walk” with residents from nearby towns, vouching for Eriguel’s innocence.Garcia also denied involvement in drug activities and asked authorities to revalidate the list.

    William Jun Garcia

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    1. The “preliminary grand jury” so to speak; spoke. Impressive showing of support before the prosecutor’s presentation. Wait for that release and await the legal jury.