- PNP drug watchlist has a new set of 54 names of alleged celebs involved in drugs
- The list will be submitted to President Duterte
- Whether the list will be made public would depend on the President’s state of mind
The drug war of President Duterte did not only reach the perceived scums of society who litter the streets, it has also reached Filipino celebrities.
As of date, the Philippine National Police’s latest drug watchlist involving alleged drug suspects in the showbiz industry include 54 names, which haven’t yet been revealed.
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Reports have it that PNP Chief Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa has already submitted these 54 names to President Duterte.
Although the names weren’t made known to the public, news from the grapevine said that among the names that were included in the list was that of a host of one top-rating TV show, albeit there was no identification of any sort as to which network the show belongs.
Bato said that the names that they have were derived from their investigation of drug suppliers whom they have caught during their anti-drug campaign.
“Ang basis nito, yung mga celebrities na nahuli natin, yung mga celebrity suppliers na sila yung pinagbebentahan nila,” said Bato.
(The basis of this, are the celebrities who were caught, those celebrity suppliers who say that they are the ones whom they sell the drugs.)
Bato also mentioned that the 54 celebrities in the list are the customers. The names were primarily derived from the celebrity drug suppliers.
According to Bato, the 54-list is different from the one previously submitted to the President.
While not considering matters pertaining to right to privacy, Chief Superintendent Oscar Albayalde said that the possibility of the list being made public is primarily dependent on the President.
If President Duterte wants the list to be made public, then officers in the government will simply abide.
Some people don't really like Pres. Duterte, but other countries also have their own share of Duterte's. This minister actually embarrassed his government.