PDEA: Slain Ba­colod City barangay cap­tain not on our drugs list

Watchmen Daily Journal - - NEWS - By Do­minique Gabriel G. Bañaga

The Philip­pine Drug En­force­ment Agency (PDEA) re­cently con­firmed Ba­colod City Barangay 16 Cap­tain Nel­son Lig­aya, Jr., who was re­cently shot dead by four rid­ing-in-tan­dem sus­pects, was not on their list of sus­pected drug per­son­al­i­ties.

In a ra­dio in­ter­view yesterday, PDEA Re­gion VI (PDEA6) spokesper­son David Gar­cia said, back in 2016, when Pres­i­dent Ro­drigo Duterte un­veiled his list of politi­cians and cops be­lieved to be in­volved with il­le­gal drugs, Lig­aya’s name did not ap­pear on the list.

He said, if Lig­aya was listed with the pro­vin­cial of­fice, his name would still ap­pear with the re­gional of­fice.

Gar­cia added, Duterte’s ear­lier claims sur­round­ing a Ba­colod City barangay cap­tain in­volved with il­le­gal drugs are still sub­ject for val­i­da­tion./DGB, WDJ

(Richard Mal­i­han photo)

Ne­gros Oc­ci­den­tal Gov­er­nor Al­fredo Marañon, Jr. led the launch of a Farm Mech­a­niza­tion Pro­gram yesterday in Barangay Taloc, Bago City.

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