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Iloilo mayor Cordero open to lifestyle check after being tagged by Duterte as narco-politiko

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Carles, Iloilo municipal mayor Rene Cordero is open to a lifestyle check by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI).

Cordero is among the government officials in Western Visayas who will be subjected to a lifestyle check, according to NBI-6 director Max Salvador in an earlier interview over a local radio station here.

However, the town mayor said that he has yet to receive a communication from the NBI regarding the matter.

“I am not hiding anything. My properties are open,” he assured in an interview Tuesday afternoon.

Cordero said all his properties were listed in his Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth (SALN).

According to the mayor, the lifestyle check stemmed from allegations hurled at him by individuals who were interested to take his position.

He denied being a drug protector, noting that he supported the campaign of President Rodrigo Duterte against drugs.

Aside from Cordero, the NBI also conducted a lifestyle check on Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog, who was tagged by the President as drug protector.

A team from NBI-6 visited the house of Mabilog last August 31 and took photos of the mayor’s house.

In an earlier interview, Atty. Mark Piad, spokesperson of Mabilog, said they will cooperate with the lifestyle check as long as it is within the bounds of the law. (PNA)