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Don’t me! Catanduanes Cong questions PNP Chief on superslow justice, conviction of “big fish” behind mega shabu lab

PNP Chief Ronald dela Rosa was meek as a lamb while receiving a lecture from Catanduanes Congressman Cesar Sarmiento.

Questioning the kind of attention the Philippine National Police is giving to probe the recently discovered mega shabu lab in Catanduanes, Sarmiento sought PNP Chief Ronald dela Rosa’s full commitment in seeking justice and arresting of the “big fish” behind the P48 billion-peso per month drug trade.

“Eight months have passed and the case did not make any progress,” Sarmiento said.

In a video posted by Sarmiento on his Facebook, Sarmiento enumerated reasons why the current mega shabu lab case is bound for failure. He cited the poor and uncorroborated evidence, the questionable capacity of investigators and the credibility of witness Ernesto Tabor, Jr., whom he called a “recidivist” and “drug user.”

“I’m speaking in behalf of the people of Catanduanes. I’m sure, PNP Chief, many people have sought your help. I hope this problem on drugs will soon end as this has destroyed the image of Catanduanes. Our island-province is so beautiful but it has become popular because of the mega shabu lab. We all want the truth to come out. May we ask for the commitment of the PNP and the Department of Interior and Local Government in seeking the truth,” the firm lawmaker told dela Rosa.

The lawmaker, at that time, was surrounded by police officers and officials in their blue uniform.

Dela Rosa responded with a meek but reassuring “Yes. We will give our 101 percent, Your Honor.”

He also assured the solon that politics won’t get in the way of the investigation and prosecution.

“Wala po kami pakialam kung sino ang mga politikong nag-aaway-away, nagtuturuan.. We will stay neutral and we will seek the truth,” the police chief said.

Sabi mo yan, Bato ha. Aasahan namin yan! Don’t us.

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