The camp of presumptive President Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte requests Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Region 6 a list of drug personalities in Western Visayas.
Paul Ledesma, according to PDEA-6 Regional Director, it was the retired general of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, who asked the list. Said general may be a part of Davao City Mayor Duterte's cabinet.
Being the lead government agency in fighting against the use, sale, manufacturing, and distribution of illegal drugs, PDEA, is has the power to "arrest and apprehend as well as search all violators and seize or confiscate the effects or proceeds of the crimes as provided by law; take charge and have custody of all dangerous drugs and/or controlled precursors and essential chemicals seized, confiscated or surrendered to any national, provincial or local law enforcement agency," among others.
Aklan, Antique, Capiz, Iloilo, Guimaras and Negros Occidental are the provinces encompassed by the Western Visayas Region.
The Armed Forces of the Philippines has earlier expressed their support to Mayor Duterte.
“The AFP, as professional military organization, respects the choice of the Filipino people and will remain solid behind the Constitution and our democratic institutions,” the AFP said in a press statement.
The AFP said in a statement that it is prepared to execute the new president’s peace and security policies.
“We will follow our Commander-in-Chief and will implement the new President’s peace and security policies, especially those that will bring the conflicts that ail the country for decades to their just end,” it added.
Duterte maintains his staggering lead in the presidential race as mirrored in the partial and unofficial voting results in the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Transparency Server.
Voters in several provinces are yet to cast their votes on May 14. Said election will be held in 52 clustered precincts where failure of elections was declared.