8,000 Barangay Captains, New Narco List
8,000 Barangay Captains – According to President Rodrigo Duterte, there are about 8,000 names of government officials which include barangay captains, who were allegedly involved in illegal drug trade, were on his third narco list.
In a report by PhilStar, Duterte said that there are still many government workers who were involved in the said illegal trade proving the penetration of narco-politics in the government.
“All of those in my list – there are about 8,000 drug pushers and manufacturers who are barangay captains, add that to the police. There are a lot of policemen. My God, I’m very sorry, there are a lot of policemen,” Duterte said as quoted.
The report added ‘narco-politics’ was his main reason why he pursued the postponement of the supposed barangay elections as it would be a “disaster”.
“Narco-politics is here already. That’s the reason why I told the Speaker and the Senate President, do not call for an election in the barangay now. It will be a disaster,” he said.
The President added that the local officials before he assumed office were “practically untouchable”.
In the report, Duterte already shamed over 160 former and incumbent local executives, uniformed personnel, lawmakers, and judges who have been allegedly linked to the illegal drug trade.
The President’s campaign against illegal drugs started after he assumed office doing his promise to end the illegal drug trade and corruption in the Philippines for three to six months.
During the campaign period for the May 2016 Elections, Duterte promised to do everything just to stop the said crisis in the Philippines.
In earlier reports, President Duterte already released two lists composing different personalities in the government.
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