Sinong narco-politiko? Mabilog a consistent PDEA awardee for support vs illegal drugs

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Before he was tagged as a “narco-politician,” Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog has been receiving awards and accolades for his support to the campaign against the proliferation of illegal drugs in Region 6.

For three straight years from 2014 to 2016, Mabilog and Iloilo City received plaques of appreciation from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Regional Office 6 for his “continuous contribution” to the success of campaign against illegal drugs.

“Iloilo City and Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog have ever since been active on its campaign against Illegal Drugs as recognized by PDEA and PNP,” the city government said in its website.

“Mayor Jed stressed that the recognition is a manifestation of successful campaign against illegal drugs supported by stakeholders to safeguard the public health and safety,” it added.

Meanwhile, Mabilog, one of the so-called “narco-politicians” as tagged by no less than President Rodrigo R. Duterte, has been cleared from the list of suspected protectors of illegal drugs.

Both the Iloilo PNP and PDEA cleared Mabilog and other officials from alleged links to illegal drug trade in the provinc