By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
La Castellana Town Councilor Alberto ‘White’ Nicor III, who has been accused by Moises Padilla municipal police chief, Police Chief Inspector Alan Reloj, of having links to the illegal drug trade, called on the police officer to provide proof to support his allegations.
Last week, La Castellana municipal police chief, Police Chief Inspector Irma Teozon, cleared the councilor of any connections to illegal drugs.
In a press conference yesterday, Nicor said he listened to a local radio interview where Reloj linked the town councilor to two suspects earlier apprehended by the Moises Padilla municipal police.
“Just prove it,” the local town official stated.
He added his family is planning to file charges against Reloj, and said the accusations have put his family in a “bad light.” Among his relatives include his sister, La Castellana Mayor Rhumyla Nicor Mangilimutan; and mother, La Castellana Association of Barangay Captains (ABC) President Noemi Nicor.
“I don’t know what the motive of Reloj is,” said Nicor. “He should prove his allegations.”
He also reiterated his status of being a former drug user, but has since stopped. The town councilor also provided the results of two recent drug tests that show he tested negative for illegal drugs.
Nicor also invited the media to tour his residence, in an effort to show him “living in a modest home.”
Meanwhile, the mayor, who previously declared she would shoot her brother dead if evidence showed he was linked with illegal drugs, said they plan to file administrative and criminal charges against Reloj, citing his statements as having “maligned her name and her family.”
Nicor Mangilimutan pointed out, while the arrest of the said suspects took place following a San Enrique buy-bust operation, no such blotter was present with the San Enrique Municipal Police Station.
She also called on Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) director, Police Senior Superintendent Rodolfo Castil, Jr., to look into the situation.
Reloj could not be reached for comment as of press time./WDJ
La Castellana Town Councilor Alberto ‘White’ Nicor III (center), challenged Moises Padilla municipal police chief, Police Chief Inspector Alan Reloj, to provide proof to support his allegations claiming he is involved with illegal drug activities. Nicor is joined by his sister, La Castellana Mayor Rhumyla Nicor Mangilimutan (left); and mother, La Castellana Association of Barangay Captains (ABC) President Noemi Nicor (right). (Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga photo)