Printer Friendly

Mar Roxas says bagman's claims 'double hearsay,' 'bizarre'.

A drug personality's claims that Liberal Party stalwarts Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon and former Interior Secretary Mar Roxas are drug protectors were 'just invented' and 'based on hearsay.'

This was what Roxas said on Wednesday after Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II said the affidavit of Ricky Serenio, a confessed bagman of the Berya drug cartel, would be treated as a complaint by the Department of Justice (DOJ).

'I expect the justice Secretary to do his job and to do it properly and fairly. Mabuti nga para magkaalaman na tungkol sa pang-imbentong ito,' Roxas told

'Note that the affidavits' allegation is from a dubious source and based on double hearsay from a person who is already dead! It's bizarre!' he added.

Last Oct. 18, Serenio submitted before the La Carlota City prosecutor's office in Negros Occidental an affidavit accusing Drilon and Roxas as protectors of Melvin Odicta Sr., a suspected drug dealer who was shot dead in August 2016.

COPYRIGHT 2017 Asianet-Pakistan
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2017 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Philippines Daily Inquirer (Makati City, Philippines)
Geographic Code:9PHIL
Date:Oct 25, 2017
Previous Article:General retiring in less than 2 months is next Armed Forces of the Philippines chief.
Next Article:Nearly 500 SAF men assigned in Marawi get spot promotions.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2019 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters