“IT’S a vindication.”
This was the reaction of Bacolod City Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran Friday, March 15, after President Rodrigo Duterte released the list of 46 local government officials allegedly involved in the illegal drug trade. None of those in the list come from Bacolod City and Negros Occidental.
Familiaran said it’s a vindication to those who were earlier included in the fake narco-list that was circulated on social media. The list included officials from Bacolod and Negros Occidental.
“I am happy that there are no politicians from Negros Occidental involved in the illegal drug trade,” he said.
Duterte released the narco-list during the National and Regional Peace and Order meeting at Arcadia in Davao City Thursday night.
Of the 46 politicians in the list, five are from Western Visayas.
The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) already filed complaints before the Office of the Ombudsman against the 46 officials.
Familiaran said the campaign against illegal drugs is also one of the top priorities of the City Government.
“It’s the directive of Mayor Evelio Leonardia to our policemen to focus on illegal drugs, and identify and arrest the drug personalities here,” he said.
He added that Bacolod City Police Office also intensified its operations against illegal drugs in various areas of the city. (MAP)