GMA says House has yet to receive official DILG’s narco-list

Published November 13, 2018, 3:45 PM

by Patrick Garcia

 

By Charissa Luci-Atienza

The House leadership has not been officially apprised of the Department of the Interior and Local Government’s (DILG) list of narco-poiticians.

Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo during the opening of the Third Regular Session of Congress on Monday. (Jansen Romero/ MANILA BULLETIN)
Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo during the opening of the Third Regular Session of Congress on Monday. (Jansen Romero/ MANILA BULLETIN)

Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo said they have yet to receive the list, which includes incumbent congressmen.

“I don’t have the facts with me,” she told reporters in an ambush interview after attending the House Committee on Ways and Means’ deliberation on fourth package of the Duterte government’s Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN).

“They have not given any information so I don’t know. They have not given me any information officially,” Arroyo said when asked as to how the House leadership intends to answer such allegations.

DILG Secretary Eduardo Año was earlier quoted as saying that some 96 local government officials, including incumbent House members, are involved in illegal drugs.

He had urged President Duterte to publicly disclose the list, as the midterm polls near.

According to Año, the DILG and and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) were vetting the narco-list.

 
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