By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon, Jr. yesterday called for a probe into local politicians suspected of being involved with illegal drugs.
“Where there is smoke, there is fire,” he stated. “There may be a hint of truth behind the rumors.”
The governor also said it is important for law enforcement to hunt down the “big fish,” pointing out they are the source of illegal drugs.
In contrast, he said drug addicts should be treated, quoting Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, saying, “Illegal drugs are a sickness.”
“We need to cure those afflicted by this sickness,” Marañon said. “It has proven that many drug addicts have been rehabilitated.”
According to the most recent narco-politicians list released by the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte, the only elected official from Negros with alleged drug links was Basay Mayor Beda Canamaque./WDJ