Aiko Melendez opens up on BF being tagged in 'narco-list'

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Posted at Mar 19 2019 10:40 PM | Updated as of Mar 20 2019 09:17 AM

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

I miss you baby ❤️❤️❤️excited to see you. @aikomelendez

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Aiko Melendez has opened up about her fears that she could be murdered by social media trolls who sent vile threats to her and boyfriend, politician Jay Khonghun. 

The actress said that she never used to think she was in such danger, but the foul comments she received after Khonghun was included in the president's "narco-list" --an accusation both of them have denied-- have changed her view.

"It is yet to be proven but messages like this won't help at all," she wrote on Instagram as the caption to an example of the threats they have gotten this past week. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sorry that am posting this, But this is so foul already. My boyfriend is going through something that is hard. Being accused of something he hasn’t done. It is yet to be proven. But messages like this won’t help at all. We ask for privacy and ask for the people to understand that we choose to keep quiet. Not because he is guilty but because he will prove his innocence in the right time and in the proper forum. Ang hindi ko maintindihan sa iba why is it so easy for some people to rejoice on ones misfortune? I honestly fear our life, Because anybody can just plant anything on us. i have always been a great supporter of Pres Duterte especially her daughter @indaysaraduterte iam infact very vocal about it. Coz somehow i can see myself in her. A fighter, a woman of logic. And till now am. And will always be in support of the President’s great cause in drugs. Kaya nga yearly nagpapa drug test ako to be a role model. Iam totally against drugs coz i have seen how my late fathers life ruined. But just the same in my heart and in the little name i have made in the industry, I stand by @jaykhonghun he isn’t what you think he is. He is just a man who declared to run for Vice Gov to serve zambales but eto ang kapalit. 15 yrs of not being involved in any drug activity in subic, why only now? Great timing. Elections. I appeal to the people to let the agencies of this list, handle everything. And also our president. But don’t be too quick to judge. We will not give up our cause of running and serving zambales because of this setback, instead we will be stronger and get out much-needed love and support from the People who believe in Jay. I will not leave him now that he needs me the most. Only because i know he would Do the same if tables were turned around.

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Melendez maintained that her boyfriend has no illegal drug trade connections, but added that they still fear for their safety saying "anybody can just plant anything on us." 

She added that while she supports President Rodrigo Duterte's campaign against illegal drugs, as her late father was also a victim of drugs, the decision to release a "narco-list" containing names of politicians just before the elections was questionable, to say the least. 

"I stand by Jay Khonghun. He isn't what you think he is. He is just a man who declared to run for vice governor to serve Zambales but ito ang kapalit. Fifteen years of not being involved in any drug activity in Subic, why only now? Great timing. Elections." 

"I appeal to the people to let the agencies of this list handle everything. And also our president. 

"But don't be too quick to judge. We will not give up our cause of running and serving Zambales because of this setback, instead we will be stronger and get out much-needed love and support from the People who believe in Jay."

"I will not leave him now that he needs me the most. Only because i know he would do the same if tables were turned around," she concluded. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Happy Valentine’s Day to my forever Date,Baby @aikomelendez..I love you ❤️ ❤️❤️

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Khonghun has already denied the drug involvement allegation that he said was perpetrated by his rival. 

"Hindi na po namin kailangan gawin na magprotekta ng droga or maging durg lord dahil hindi naman po kami ganun kahirap," he said.