Galing ‘yan kay Duterte: Danny Suarez denies hand in Roderick Alcala’s inclusion in narco list
House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez has denied any involvement in the inclusion of Lucena mayor Roderick Alcala in President Rodrigo Duterte’s list of politikos allegedly involved in the illegal drug trade.
In a statement Friday, Suarez said Duterte already tagged Alcala as a narco politiko as early as 2016.
“The President has spoken. I have no influence on any statement made by the President on this matter,” he said.
Suarez said Duterte named narco politikos based on confidential information from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and other government agencies.
Alcala had accused Suarez of moving for his inclusion in the narco list because of politics.
Suarez is running for governor against one of Alcala’s uncles while the House leader’s son, incumbent provincial governor Jay Jay Suarez, is up against another Alcala for a congressional seat.
“Alam ko na on my part na sila ang behind dito, ginagawan nila ng paraan para tayo ay ma-link dito. Isang malakas na puwersa dito sa lalawigan at ito ang ginagawa nila,” the mayor said.
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