CEBU (Updated) -- President Rodrigo Duterte named former Cebu City Mayor Mike Rama as one of the drug protectors during his speech at the Naval Forces Eastern Mindanao (NFEM) Multi-Purpose Covered Court in Camp Panacan, Davao.
In his Facebook post around 4 a.m., Rama said "the news that my name was mentioned by President Duterte is saddening."
"Even how untrue this accusation is, should this be the way and the necessary step to win the war against drugs, I will fully cooperate with the authorities to immediately clear my name and we trust that we will be given the opportunity to present our side and prove our innocence. My unwavering support for President Duterte's campaign will continue. My family and I have always been law-abiding citizens and have been very clear about our stand against drugs. May justice prevail and the truth set us free. God bless Cebu and God bless the Philippines," he added.