Manila, Philippines – Presidential legal counsel Salvador Panelo told reporters on Tuesday that President Rodrigo Duterte will reveal the names of the 27 local executives who are allegedly running this country’s drug cartel.
Quoted from Panilo’s statements, “Hindi pa ba nilabas yung 27 names? My God, you will be shocked … basta, [sa] LGUs (local government units) [sila],”
Asked if he could divulge a name, He declined and said, “Hintayin n’yo na lang para mas may impact [just wait for a much bigger impact].”
He said that Duterte would name names on Tuesday evening or on Wednesday.
Panelo told that the intelligence report indicated that this 27 local officials are coming from well-known families in the province.
President Duterte knew some of the names personally according to Panelo.
“According to the President, ‘I know them but, I have a duty to serve and protect the people”, presidential legal counsel said.