Senator Risa Hontiveros was outraged over drug dealer’s claim Ricky Serrenio, that parymates Senator Frank Drilon and former Interior Secretary Mar Roxas, were connected to Melvin Odicta, a former drug lord killed by Police earlier.
Speaking in front of supporters just outside her house on Wednesday, Honriveros lambasted President Rodrigo Duterte’s government and challenged the President to put all Liberal party members in prison if he has the balls to do it.
“Kung may bayag siya, kung gusto niya, ipakulong na niya kami lahat para matapos na ang kanyang paghihirap”, the senator said referring to president Duterte.
The Liberal Party slammed the drug allegations against its stalwarts, former LP presidential bet Manuel Roxas II and Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon, as part of the Duterte administration’s plan to demonize its key members and to divert attention from the issues hounding the government.
This latest drug allegation against prominent members of Partido Liberal clearly proves that this administration is going all-out to demonize the party in the eyes of the public and to divert attention from the pressing problems of the country, such as rising prices, extrajudicial killings, and corruption, including drug smuggling at the Bureau of Customs the party said in a statement on Thursday, October 26.
Instead of swallowing the words of the so-called bagman and wasting time on this new controversy, the administration can better use its time investigating and finding the culprits behind the entry of P6.4 billion worth of shabu that has slipped past the scrutiny of Customs officials, it added.
The senator also downplayed Duterte’s earlier comment on Iloilo City mayor Jed Mabilog, saying “Mabilog is next”. Hontiveros said Duterte is fond of scaring people without evidence.