The Liberal Party (LP) on Thursday decried allegations that two of its members, dropping presidential guess Mar Roxas and Senator Frank Drilon, had been drug protectors.
“This latest drug allegation against prominent members of Partido Liberal clearly proves that this administration is going all-out to demonize the party in the eyes of the public and to divert attention from the pressing problems of the country, such as rising prices, extrajudicial killings, and corruption, including drug smuggling at the Bureau of Customs,” the social gathering stated in an announcement.
This got here after Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II revealed drug character in Iloilo, Ricky Serenio, tagged Roxas and Drilon as drug protectors.
In his affidavit submitted to the La Carlota City prosecutor’s workplace in Negros Occidental final October 18, he claimed Roxas and Drilon had been protectors of slain suspected drug supplier Melvin Odicta Sr.
LP stated the social gathering was being accused of being concerned within the unlawful drug commerce “solely because of a baseless testimony of a so-called bagman of a drug syndicate.”
The social gathering identified that the administration has the behavior of manufacturing “witnesses” who’ve questionable report and popularity whereas transferring heaven and earth to guard their very own.
The social gathering cited the case of Senator Leila de Lima who was detained as a consequence of testimonies of convicted criminals.
The social gathering additionally famous how P1,000 was taken from the alleged P50 million bribe on the Bureau of Immigration involving Lex Talionis fraternity members in order that the case wouldn’t be labeled as plunder.
“There seem to be incidents of ‘dagdag-bawas’ of evidence at the Department of Justice. Adding evidence for those considered as foes, and subtraction for friends,” the LP stated.
The social gathering additionally urged the administration to make higher use of its time investigating and discovering the culprits behind the entry of P6.four billion value of shabu that has slipped previous the Bureau of Customs as an alternative of “wasting time” on the brand new controversy involving their members. (PNA)