President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday morning read a list of incumbent and former government officials, including trial court judges and policemen, suspected of being involved in drug syndicates. He also relieved police personnel assigned to provide security to these public servants. Duterte read the list in Camp Panacan, Davao City during a wake for troops killed in recent clashes with the New People's Army in Compostela Valley.
Speaking at 1am during the wake of the four soldiers killed in recent encounters with the communist, New People’s Army, Duterte said that the list has been “validated, and revalidated.” He added that he “is the sole person responsible” if there are any mistakes in the list.
The partial list of names includes the following:
JUDGES: Judge Mopas of Dasmariñas, Cavite Judge Reyes of Baguio City Judge Savilo of RTC Branch 13, Iloilo City Judge Casipli of Kalibo, Aklan Judge Rene Gonzales of MTC Judge Navidad of RTC Calbayog City Judge Ezekiel Dagala of MTC Dapa, Siargao
MAYORS IN LUZON: Mayor Renaldo Flores, Naguilian, La Union Dante Garcia of Tubao, La Union Martin De Guzman, Bauang, La Union Marjorie Salazar, Lasam, Cagayan Cipriano “Goto” Dungao Violago, Bulacan Marino “Boking” Morales of Mabalacat, Pampanga Felix Castillo of Daguioman, Abra Ex-mayor Eufranio Eriguel of Agoo, La Union Jose “Pepe” Miranda of Santiago City, Isabela Vicente Amante of San Pablo City, Laguna Ryan Dolor of Bauan, Batangas Vice Mayor Edgardo Trinidad, El Nido, Palawan
LGU OFFICIALS IN VISAYAS: Alex Centena of Calinog, Iloilo Julius Ronald Pacificador of Hamtic, Antique Jed Mabilog, Iloilo City Mariano M. Malones of Maasin, Iloilo Ex-mayor Micheal Rama, Cebu City Hector Ong of Laoang, Northern Samar Ronaldo Espinosa, Leyte Beda L. Cañamaque, Basay, Negros Oriental Ex-mayor Madeleine Mendoza-Ong, Laoang, Northern Samar
MINDANAO: David Navarro, Pagadian Zamboanga Del Sur Bobby Alingan, Kolambugan Lanao del Norte Reynaldo Parojinog, Ozamiz City Nova Princess Parojinog Echavez ex-wife of Colangco Omar Solitario Ali, Marawi City Abdul Wahab Allan Sabal, Talitay Maguindanao Congressman Guillermo Romarate 2nd District, Surigao del Norte Ex-Mayor Benahar Tulawie of Talipao, Sulu Ex-Board Member Ricardo Parojinog of Ozamiz
Duterte then ordered “All policemen, PNP personnel assigned as security guards, security personnel ng mayor I have mentioned, you are hereby relieved of your duty and immediately report to your mother unit. Tatangalin ko na ang operational authority over them.”
All the executive officials named were also told to report directly to him “within 24 hours,” while those police officials should report to Philippine National Police chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa, and the justices to the Supreme Court.
The President mentioned about 100 names of politicians, police officials and judges in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao as drug protectors. He said he will name next the prosecutors allegedly involved.