Duterte warns Drilon on his cousin Iloilo Mayor Mabilog’s drug links: Madidisgrasya
President Rodrigo Duterte warned Senator Franklin Drilon that he was dead serious in going after his cousin, Iloilo Mayor Jed Mabilog, and that politics has nothing to do with his resolve to pin him down for allegedly protecting drug lords.
In a speech before Filipino-Chinese businessmen in Cebu Thursday, Duterte said Mabilog’s inclusion in the narco-list had been vetted several times including his links to the conjugal drug operations of Melvin and Merriam Odicta who were gunnded down by unidentified men in August last year.
Duterte had blamed the Odictas and local government officials led by Mabilog for making Drilon’s hometown, Ilolio, the “most shabulized” province in the country.
“As early as five years ago, 40 percent of the barangay captains were already in narco-politics. Some of them won in Iloilo and I will repeat, Malibog, Mabilog, Malibog — pangalan niya Dito sa Iloilo karami eh. Iyong si Odicta. Iyong mag-asawang pinatay. Huwag na tayong magbolahan dito sabi ko sa iyo bayan ko ito eh,” said Duterte.
“If it’s just a political rift maybe I would ano, hindi masyado ako. Kung sabihin lang ni Drilon na pulitika ka, hindi ako ganoon. Kaibigan ko siya pero pinsan mo kasi ‘yan eh. Madidisgrasya,” Duterte added.
Duterte said he met narco-politikos separately last week and told them what he planned to do against them.
“Sinabi ko talaga sa kanila, tang ina ninyo, huwag kayong pumasok diyan, papatayin ko kayo. Either ambushin ko kayo o ipa-sniper ko kayo, banggaan ko kayo ng 6×6,” said Duterte.
“Tapos mga governor, sinabi ko, magkaibigan tayo. It leaves a bad taste in the mouth to be uttering these words, I was just — I’m just an ordinary guy, a mayor, small town mayor but do not ever think na mahiya ako sabihin ito,’Putang ina, papatayin ko talaga. Yayariin kita. Iyan ang totoo,” said Duterte.