Losing Liberal Party presidential bet Manuel Roxas II has reacted over allegations that he was linked to the police generals accused by President Duterte as protectors or directly involved in the illegal drug trade.
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Roxas explained that his “professional working relationship” with these officials began when he was secretary of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and “ended when I filed my resignation in 2015.”
“It has come to my attention that some online sites and traditional media outlets have branded certain individuals as ‘Roxas generals’,” said Roxas, emphasizing: “To be clear: there are no ‘Roxas generals.’ The 5 generals named were not part of my campaign.”
Roxas added that many wrong informations were being spread on social media.
One was that all five top officials were in active service when in truth two of them had retired several months before the May 9 polls.
Garbo was said to be a vocal supporter of Roxas during the last presidential elections while Diaz was one of the officials who were seen in a meeting at a hotel in Cubao, Quezon City with a Roxas supporter just before the elections.
Even without clear basis, according to Roxas it was said that these individuals campaigned for him in the last elections.
“Let me emphasize that I have never supported nor encouraged illegal drugs. It is a plague that afflicts families, rich or poor, and destroys the fabric of family life,” Roxas added.
Source: The Philippine Star