Liberal Party standard bearer Mar Roxas should go to jail instead of Malacañang for not stopping widespread illegal drugs use and dealing when he was secretary of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).
Roxas deserves to “go to jail, not to Malacañang” for inaction on illegal drugs, said Peter Laviña, spokesman of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte.
The inutiliteness to stop illegal drugs also made Roxas an accomplice and protector of drug lords and drug pushers, Laviña said.
Laviña turned the tables on Roxas as President Benigno Aquino’s candidate said that he knows there are drugs in Davao City and can buy it anytime with media tagging along to prove his point.
Roxas made the claim on Sunday, February 21, in an interview in Cagayan de Oro City after attending Pilipinas Debates 2016.
The camp of Duterte, presidential candidate of the PDP-Laban, saw Roxas’ blast as a criticism of Duterte’s anti-illegal drugs campaign.
Laviña said since Roxas once headed the DILG, his knowledge of and inaction on the Davao illegal drug trade make him an “accomplice and protector of drug lords and pushers.”
In the Cagayan de Oro City interview, Roxas questioned Duterte’s declaration that he can end criminality, illegal drugs and corruption in three to six months.
Twitting Duterte, Roxas said Davao City has the fourth highest incidence of crime in the entire country and that there are drugs in Davao.
He said he can buy drugs anytime in Davao `and can bring the media to prove it.
If he knew about drug dealing in Davao City, why did he not do anything about it as then Interior secretary?
“Mar is showing he is not fit to be the leader of our country. He did not only exhibit irresponsible citizenship by not reporting to authorities where drugs are being peddled. He has, in fact, become an accomplice in protecting drug lords and drug pushers,” Laviña said.
Roxas deserves to “go to jail, not to Malacañang” for not acting on illegal drugs despite his knowledge as DILG chief who has an administrative power over the police, he said.
“What has he done as secretary of DILG and as chairman of the National Police Commission to fight drug abuse?” Laviña asked.
Laviña questioned Roxas’s track record on curbing illegal drugs adding that the former DILG chief is only tainting the reputation of Duterte and Davao City to make himself appear good.
“He is painting others black so he will look white,” he added.
Earlier, the camp of Duterte, citing intelligence reports, said that Manila anti-drug operatives under the baton of their political patrons would be mounting in Davao City a “raid” on “fake drug laboratories” in a bid to discredit Duterte’s anti-drug campaign.
The planned and orchestrated operation dubbed as “The Great Drug Raid” is being linked by the Duterte camp on political rivals.
The Duterte camp is now in tight watch for the sham raid after Roxas’ recent blast on the anti-drug campaign in Davao City.
An earlier statement by Mar Roxas that he does not need the votes of Filipino Overseas Workers (OFWs) to win the May election will farther inflict a heavy toll on the already losing presidential bid of the standard bearer of the ruling Liberal Party.
Roxas made the boast at the height of the Laglag Bala (Bullet Planting) scandal at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).
The racket involved corrupt airport employees and security personnel who “plant” live bullets in the luggage of airplane passengers who are later extorted when the ammunition is “discovered” by X-ray machines.
Many of the victims, who cough up large sum to get off being charged with violation, were OFWs.
The militant Migrante, an international association of OFWs, slammed Laglag Bala as part of the Aquino government’s incompetence in protecting the OFWs.
As the Aquino administration was being severely criticized for the airport racket that sparked negative publicity worldwide, Roxas, former Interior secretary of President Benigno Aquino, said OFWs knew it was a crime to bring bullets into the airport and should not be blaming the government if they are found to have ammunition in their luggage.
Roxas said OFWs have right to vote any candidate adding he would not shed a tear if they pick his rivals.
Roxas’ statement triggered a storm of criticism from the OFWs.
Migrante said it would launch a “Laglag Roxas” campaign worldwide to frustrate the presidential bid of Roxas.
Under the Overseas Voting Act, overseas Filipinos numbering more than a million registered by the Commission on Election (Comelec) are allowed to vote in the May election.
Migrante said the “Laglag Roxas” campaign generated strong support from the OFWs.
But OFWs may no longer need to push the campaign hard to stop a Roxas presidency.
Aggregated results of pre-poll surveys by prestigious pollsters Social Weather Stations (SWS), Pulse Asia and Laylo have already doomed Roxas’ presidential bid.
The survey results showed a statistical tie at third place between Roxas (20%) and Vice President Jejomar Binay (19%).
Top running Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte leads the race with 33% against second placer Senator Grace Poe’s 22%.
LIKE ISIS TERRORISTS USING CHILD WARRIORS AND CHILD BOMBERS, ANTI-DUTERTE FORCES ARE NOW USING CHILDREN IN THEIR BLACK PROPAGANDA CAMPAIGN AGAINST LEADING PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE RODRIGO DUTERTE.
The trapos can go to the extent of using children as weapons of their dirty war, said Peter Lavina, chief of the media bureau of the Davao City Mayor, standard bearer of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino/Laban (PDP/Laban).
Lavina was referring to an attack ad that has started airing on television on Thursday, May 5, five days to go to the May 9 election.
The ad had minors commenting on issues raised against Duterte, now on top of poll surveys way ahead of his rivals.
The placement of the ad, aired on ABS/CBN, was not attributed to any candidate.
The ad was aired as Senator Antonio Trillanes, running for vice president under the Magdalo Party, continued to hit at Duterte over the mayor’s alleged secret bank accounts and undeclared properties.
Presidential candidates Mar Roxas of the Liberal Party, independent candidate Senator Grace Poe and Vice President Jejomar Binay of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) have also intensified their attacks on Duterte, riding on the issues raised by Trillanes.
The Duterte camp has tagged Trillanes as an ‘attack dog’ of President Benigno Aquino whose ruling Liberal Party is fielding Roxas in the presidential derby.
The enemies of Duterte have turned into ISIS terrorists by using children in their propaganda war, said Lavina.
ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria), considered as today’s most violent and and dangerous terrorist group in the world, have killed thousands in the Middle East as they attempt to create a separate Muslim caliphate in Iraq and Syria. ISIS militants are known to use child bombers in bombing missions.
Lavina said those behind the ad “violated decency and child labor laws just to hit at Duterte.”
High in the list of suspects of Lavina as behind the ad are Aquino and Roxas.
In war, even among thieves like those in the mafia, they always exclude children and women. But not for Mar and Noy who have no actual children. The claimed son of Mar is not his; its from his brother, according to many stories. Look who turns out to be the real berdugos, child abusers, killing the bright future of these kids, said Lavina.
Among issues raised by rivals against Duterte is his alleged link to the Davao Death Squad, blamed as behind the spate of summary executions in Davao City that allegedly included minor victims.