- The Actors Guild President said that he does not agree with the plan to release the names of the celebrities included in the drug list
- He explained that the drug users are just victims
- However, the actor said that he has no problem with releasing the names of celebrity drug pushers and drug lords
Actor Rez Cortez, president of the Actors Guild, said in an interview that he opposes the public naming and shaming of the celebrities included in the drug list.
“Ang mga users ay biktima (The users are victims). Kung kailangan ay tulungan at kung kailangan ay i-rehab ay tutulungan namin ang aming kasamahan sa industriya (If they need to be helped and rehabbed, we will help our fellow showbiz personalities),” the veteran actor explained.
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However, Cortez has a different opinion when it comes to the public naming and shaming of celebrity drug pushers.
“Kung sure na ito ay drug lord o pusher ay okay lang 'yon (If they are sure that the celebrity is a drug lord or pusher, it is okay),” Cortez said.
He also urged his fellow celebrities who are involved in illegal drugs to voluntarily and peacefully give themselves up in order not to be embarrassed with an arrest and to avoid getting killed in a summary execution.
He told the celebrities with drug ties to be grateful that the authorities are giving them the time to save themselves from humiliation and surrender peacefully.
Earlier this week, actor Mark Anthony Fernandez was arrested by the police after a kilo of marijuana was found in his vehicle.
Radio DJ Karen Bordador and actresses Sabrina M and Krista Miller have also been arrested in the police buy-bust operations.
Aside from being the president of the Actors Guild, Cortez also appeared in movies such as “Enteng Anting,” Halik na Lumalatay” and “Insiang.” He also starred in the popular TV show “Captain Barbell” in 2006.