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Pabida lang! Alejano: Narco list reveal ‘a mere show of bravado’

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Magdalo party-list Rep. Gary Alejano has dismissed President Rodrigo Duterte’s release of the so-called “narco list” as nothing but a ploy to make people believe that the war on drugs is effective.

In a statement Friday, Alejano said Duterte’s naming of politikos allegedly involved in illegal drugs was aimed at controlling them ahead of the May elections.

“This is also a mere show of bravado to make the people believe that the war on drugs is working. It is not,” he said.

In a televised address Thursday, Duterte revealed some of the names of politikos allegedly involved in the illegal drug trade. A list from the Department of Interior and Local Government contained 46 names, with the highest officials being congressmen.

Duterte said administrative charges have been filed against the so-called “narco politikos” before the Office of the Ombudsman.

Alejano, however, said charges against the “narco politikos” should be filed in court if the administration has solid evidence against them.