Duterte to Region 3 barangay captains: Huwag kayong pumasok sa droga
President Rodrigo Duterte urged Tuesday the newly-elected barangay captains in Central Luzon not to be involved in illegal drugs.
Duterte administered the oath-taking of around 3,100 newly-elected barangay officials in Region 3 at the ASEAN Convention Center in Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga.
“Kaya ako mainit diyan sa droga. Tulungan ninyo ako at please lang, mga kaibigan ko, huwag na huwag kayong pumasok diyan. It’s either your life or you get the money,” he said in a speech.
Duterte earlier asked Congress to postpone the barangay election twice since he assumed office in June 2016 as this could be used by drug syndicates to fill in their own candidates.
After two postponements, the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan polls were held on May 14.
Also present in the mass oath-taking of barangay captains in Region 3 were former President and Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Mabalacat City Mayor Crisostomo Garbo and other local government officials in Central Luzon.
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