MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday named another elected official in his so-called “narco-list.”
During a speech in front of high-ranking police official in Malacañang, Duterte read the name of Licerio Antiporada. He said Antiporada was included under the category “elected officials” in Region 2 (Cagayan Valley) in his narco-list.
“Barangay captain siguro ito. Bigtime pusher, member, Antiporada-Prado Drug Group,” Duterte said.
Duterte has repeatedly threatened barangay officials in the country for their alleged involvement in the illegal drug trade.
He told police officials that nearly 40 percent of barangay officials in the country have links to drugs.
The president met with mayors from around the country last week. He also had a meeting with governors today.
In a speech last Saturday, Duterte recalled how he confronted the mayors over the country’s drug problem.
“Baka akala ninyo nagbobolahan tayo dito. I called the mayors in the Philippines, ni-lockdown ko. Kung sabihin ko sa inyo, ‘i-lockdown din dito. Sarahan mo ‘yan diyan mga sundalo…’ Para walang magtsismis,” Duterte said in his Saturday speech in Davao City.
“Sinabi ko talaga sa kanila, totoo iyon and I said, pardon my language because very may mga…’P**** i** ninyo!’”
He also said that he would ask governors to exercise their supervisory powers over local officials, even as he threatened to order an ambush or poisoning of officials linked to the drug trade.
“Sinabi ko talaga. And I’d be calling the governors sa next week. Sabihin ko talaga sa kanila. You tell your barangay captains, may supervisory powers kayo and ‘yung mga cities under you, ‘yung hindi pa charter cities, you tell the mayors, reiterate to them,” Duterte said.
“But I would like to tell you, hindi ko kaya lecturan lahat ng ano…Huwag ka gyud magkumpiyansa sa akin, p***** i**, papatayin talaga kita. Believe me. Hahanapan kita ng ambush, lasunin kita.”