MANILA - Former Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte on Friday challenged a journalist from Cagayan de Oro to show proof of his alleged involvement in illegal drugs.
This, after Nelson Constantino, editor of Businessweek Mindanao shared on his Facebook wall a Rappler report on the recently released narco list.
"Maniniwala kami sayo kapag kasama sa listahan sarili mong anak na si Pulong. Otherwise, you are just employing dirty tactics to get what you want," Constantino wrote on his Facebook wall post.
Paolo is the eldest child of President Rodrigo Duterte. He is running as a congressman of Davao's 1st District in the midterm poll.
"Mr. Constantino..Please produce your evidence that I am involved in illegal drugs. Wag kang dada para sumikat ha. See you in court!" the younger Duterte said.
President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday released the government's list of politicians with alleged links to illegal drugs ahead of the May midterm polls.
In a speech in Davao City, Duterte read some of the names on the narco-list and said the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has filed administrative cases against the local officials before the Office of the Ombudsman. The list included officials holding positions from vice mayor and higher.
The younger Duterte meanwhile likened Constantino to his erstwhile rival, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV.
"F**K you pareha mo ni Trillanes puro satsat," he said.
The Davao Vice Mayor has denied Trillanes' allegations that he is a member of the Chinese drug triad and is part of a so-called Davao Group involved in smuggling.