LET'S have our weekend fix of "presidentiables." Cocaine, too, since President Rodrigo Duterte made the narcotic an election issue. He warned the nation that a popular candidate for president was a cocaine user; not to mention a "very weak leader [of the same] character," who did little for the country yet was adored and influential, coming from a well-known wealthy family.

A day later, the Chief Executive said survey-leading aspirant Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr., running mate of first daughter and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, was "very weak" and "spoiled." Rival contenders Manila Mayor Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso and Senators Panfilo "Ping" Lacson and Emmanuel "Manny" Pacquiao said they were not the drug user referred to.

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