‘Expose’ implicates Aquino gov’t in drugs PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 11 July 2016 14:24

KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS

BY Atty. BATAS MAURICIO

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… Let the whole world fear the Lord, and let everyone stand in awe of him…” (Proverbs 33:8, the Holy Bible).

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GARCIA “EXPOSE” IMPLICATES AQUINO GOV’T IN DRUGS: Retired police general Marcelo Garbo has to answer an expose which appears to have been made against him in Facebook allegedly by former Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia, which claims, in so many words, that he refused to involve the Philippine National Police in the fight against illegal drugs, apparently on the bidding of people in power in 2010-2012, under the term of President Aquino.

Garcia’s supposed expose is scary, because it insinuates that the very government in 2010-2012 that was supposed to protect its people against illegal drugs was somehow involved in its widespread distribution. Garbo has to, at the very least, deny what Garcia is supposed to be saying, because if it is unrefuted, it can implicate the highest officials of the country at that time in illegal drugs.

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GARBO MUST ANSWER GARCIA FB RAPS: For those who missed Garcia’s supposed Facebook post, I am reprinting it here, in the interest of public service, to await Garbo’s answer: “In my second term as Governor of Cebu, I chaired the Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) of Region 7. One RPOC meeting, I remember having a spirited exchange of words with then Assistant Regional Director Garbo.

“I had asked that PDEA (Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency), the AFP (Armed Forces of the Philippines) and the PNP (Philippine National Police) join hands in our total all-out war against illegal drugs. Surprisingly, Garbo refused.

“He said it was PDEA’s problem, not the PNP’s. Notably, neither PDEA nor the AFP agreed with him. On my third term, in December of 2012, PNoy (President Aquino) issued a patently illegal six-month suspension order against me. It was conveniently five (5) months prior to the May 2013 elections.

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“SINISTER REASON FOR GARBO’S REFUSAL TO FIGHT DRUGS”: “In the early morning hours right after the suspension order was served, Garbo (now RD [Regional Director] for Region 7) came to my office at the Capitol. He reminded me of that exchange of words we had and his refusal to join me then in my campaign against illegal drugs.

“I thought then that he only had an ax to grind against me. Little did I realize that there was a deeper, more sinister reason. Garbo then said that he was ready to join Magpale (PNoy’s and the LP’s anointed OIC Governor) and turn the Capitol into a garrison state.

“ `You’ll have to understand, Ma’am. I’m working for my second star.’ He was a one-star general then. After that, Garbo proceeded on his meteoric rise in the PNP ranks. He almost became PNP Chief of Staff. But a dossier on his drug links thwarted his ambitions…”

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GARCIA MUST CONFIRM FB POST: Along the same lines, for purposes of satisfying public interest, I am also asking former Gov. Garcia to confirm that the supposed post came from her. Then, if she really was the one who made the post, I will further ask that she executes a sworn statement basically repeating her post, and submit it to newly-installed PNP Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa, to form part of the evidence on illegal drugs.

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