Drug-linked Cano Tan still on leave after ambush attack

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Bacolod City Councilor Ricardo “Cano” Tan, who was recently tagged by President Rodrigo Duterte in the illegal drug trade, is still on-leave.

“Councilor Tan is still on leave. He still has vacation leave and sick leave credits left,” Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran said.

Familiaran is now sitting as acting mayor after Mayor Evelio Leonardia left for the United States Wednesday to attend Sen. Manny Pacquiao’s fight with Adrien Broner.

Councilor Caesar Distrito, on one hand, took over as acting vice mayor and presiding officer.

Tan and his wife Nita are still recuperating after they were ambushed by unidentified gunmen at Barangay Alangilan on December 14, 2018.

On January 12 during his visit to Bacolod, Duterte linked Tan to the illegal drug trade.

The President, in a separate interview with reporters, called Tan a drug lord and accused sacked Bacolod Police chief Senior Supt. Francis Ebreo of protecting the councilor.