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Duterte on Mabilog: ‘Papatayin ko talaga siya’


MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday took another swipe at former Iloilo City Mayor Jed Mabilog, a local official he has linked to the drug trade who fled the country due to fears for his and his family’s life.

Duterte had tagged Mabilog as one of the so-called narco-politicians in the country. He said the former mayor was a protector of the drug trade, an allegation the latter has denied.

 “‘Yung isa hindi na umuwi, si Magtibay (sic), I have been looking for him. Hindi na siya umuwi kasi papatayin ko talaga siya,” Duterte said in a speech in Tarlac City.

Mabilog left in September 2017 on supposed sick leave but never returned. In October, the Office of the Ombudsman confirmed his dismissal over serious dishonesty for failing to properly account for his sources of wealth in his Statement of Assets Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN).



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