Credit to Author: mfrialde| Date: Thu, 04 Apr 2019 04:13:20 +0000
MANILA, Philippines — The Senate should reopen its investigation on illegal drugs amid fresh allegations against former Davao City vice mayor and presidential son Paolo Duterte, Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon suggested Thursday.
Drilon made the suggestion after a video linking the former Davao City vice mayor to drugs circulated in social media.
“It is best that the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee resume its investigation in order that those named in the video, particularly Mr. Duterte and (Agriculture) Undersecretary (Waldo) Carpio can clear their names,” Drilon said in a Kapihan forum at the Senate.
He said the inquiry would provide Duterte and Carpio, who is the brother of Duterte’s brother-in-law Manases “Mans” Carpio, an avenue to clear their names and disprove the allegations against them
“The Senate blue ribbon committee will provide him (Duterte) with the opportunity to disprove all of these allegations which to him are invented and unfounded,” Drilon said.
In September 2017, Duterte attended the committee’s hearing on the smuggling of P6-billion worth of shabu into the country. /muf