Duterte: Prosecutors, barangay captains on next list

President Rodrigo R. Duterte, escorted by 8th Infantry Division Commander Major General Jet Velarmino, salutes the military troops upon his arrival at Camp Vicente Lukban in Catbalogan, Samar on August 8.(MNS photo)

President Rodrigo R. Duterte, escorted by 8th Infantry Division Commander Major General Jet Velarmino, salutes the military troops upon his arrival at Camp Vicente Lukban in Catbalogan, Samar on August 8.(MNS photo)

MANILA (Mabuhay) — President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday night said he will announce the names of barangay chairmen and prosecutors allegedly involved in illegal drugs in the next list that he will reveal soon.

“Marami, barangay captain, pati mga pulis, pati mga prosecutors coming,” Duterte told reporters in Davao City when asked to confirm if he will release another list of individuals suspected of being involved in illegal drugs.

Duterte said that the list including the prosecutors is still being prepared.

He said that the prosecutors in the list handled drug-related cases.

“Nine of 10 [cases] dismissed, basahin ko ang resolusyon mo. I would know [why you did not file]. Pagdating sa korte, ang judge naman ang nabibili, so acquitted,” Duterte said.

Duterte promised that he will purge the government of bad eggs, particularly those involved in drugs.

“There will be a purging, actually. Without declaring a martial law, I will cleanse this government,” Duterte said.

The President announced the names of 159 individuals, including local court judges, policemen and local government officials, allegedly involved in drugs early Sunday.

Days after assuming the presidency, Duterte announced the names of five active and retired police officials who allegedly protected drug syndicates.

Duterte also hinted during the interview that more local chief executives may be included in his list.

He said that after his release of the 159 names over the weekend, he received several calls from constituents complaining why their mayors were not included in the list.

The President said he promised to those who called him up: “Do not worry we will catch up.” (MNS)

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