Mabilog seeks meeting with Duterte to show track record vs illegal drugs

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Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog wants to meet President Rodrigo Duterte personally to show his track records on curbing illegal drug trade in the city.

“Through sa program niyo po, baka mabigyan ako ng opportunity na makaharap si Presidente. I’ve been doing everything po,” Mabilog said in a radio interview with DZMM’s “Failon Ngayon.”

This development came after Ozamiz City police head Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido was reassigned to Iloilo.

Espenido led the two police operations that led to the death of Albuera, Leyte mayor Rolando Espinosa and Ozamis City Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog – two of the so-called “narco-politicians” also identified by Duterte.

“Kaya lang po, simple mayor lang po ako ng Iloilo City and I don’t know anyone in the national level, much more sa Malacañang to meet the President so that we could talk and mapakita ko man lang sa kanya iyung mga nagawa ko,” said Mabilog in the interview.

Over the past year, Iloilo has been tagged by Duterte as being a bedrock of illegal drugs in the country, at one point even calling it the “most shabulized” city in the Philippines.

Duterte previously tagged Mabilog and three other mayors in the province of supposedly being coddlers of illegal drugs.

Mabilog earlier welcomed the reassignment of Espenido in Iloilo, saying he can learn a lot of things from the latter in solving the illegal drug menace.