Candidates linked to drug personalities win in Iloilo City village polls

Jenel Baclay, ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 15 2018 07:48 PM

Remia Prevendido Gregori and Keith “Dabing” Espinosa. Composite

ILOILO CITY – Two candidates whose relatives were earlier tagged as drug personalities by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency have been reelected as barangay chiefs in Mandurriao here.

Remia Prevendido Gregori and Keith “Dabing” Espinosa were reelected punong barangay of Bakhaw and Monica Blumentritt respectively.

Gregori is the elder sister of the late Richard Prevendido, the No. 1 drug personality in Western Visayas killed in a police operation last year.

She said her triumph is a strong manifestation that her constituents do not believe accusations against her.

Espinosa, meanwhile, won against her opponent Frank “Antak” Espinosa with a margin of more than 300 votes.

She is the wife of drug personality Jesus “Jing-Jing” Espinosa Jr., who is detained at the Iloilo District Jail.