WALDEN BELLO:  Davao City is the “drug-center” of the southern part of the Philippines

HNP wants Bello’s involvement in illegal drug trade probed

Bello is a narco-politician in a way that he withheld information crucial in the government’s anti-drug campaign

The Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) finds vice presidential aspirant Walden Bello as a “threat” to the government’s anti-illegal drug campaign, following his recent claims that Davao City is the “drug-center” of the southern part of the Philippines.

“HNP takes this information seriously as a regional party with incumbent elected official members who want to strengthen our coordination with law enforcement agencies fighting the proliferation of prohibited drugs,” said the HNP, chaired by the vice presidential aspirant and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, in a statement on Monday.

The HNP was alarmed by Bello’s claim that “he apparently holds information” on the illegal drug trading in Davao City, but, “deliberately kept it from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and the Philippine National Police (PNP).” Read More

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