By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
Surigao del Norte second district Rep. Robert Ace Barbers affirmed the narco-politicians list, compiled by President Rodrigo Duterte, is “always updated,” noting there are new names currently being validated by law enforcement agencies.
However, Barbers, who chairs the House Committee on Dangerous Drugs, said his committee has yet to receive a report specifically detailing the new names considered for the list.
As of the list released last month, among those included were Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog, alongside four other mayors from Panay; and Mayor Beda Canamaque of Basay, Negros Oriental.
The congressman noted, the president’s anti-drug campaign has made the public aware of how massive a drug problem there is in the country./DGB, WDJ