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Nasa narco list ni Digong! Bacolod politiko goes on leave

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A Bacolod City councilor who President Rodrigo Duterte linked to the drug trade has gone on leave and could not preside over the city council’s sessions.

Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran, who is acting mayor as Mayor Evelio Leonardia is abroad, said Councilor Ricardo “Cano” Tan also could not serve as acting vice mayor.

“Councilor Tan is still on leave. He still has vacation leave and sick leave credits left,” he said (Bacolod councilor linked to drugs still on leave).

Tan is the top councilor in the city and would have been acting vice mayor while Familiaran is acting mayor.

For now, Familiaran said Councilor Caesar Distrito is the acting vice mayor and presiding officer.

Last week Familiaran said Tan could not attend the city council sessions after he and his wife were ambushed last Dec. 14.

Meanwhile, Familiaran said the city council is leaving to law enforcement agencies what action to take on Tan’s alleged involvement in illegal drugs.

Earlier, Duterte claimed Tan was the drug lord being protected by since-relieved Bacolod Police chief Senior Superintendent Francis Ebreo.