Aguirre: Drug lords paying to secrecy media groups
According to Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II, high ranking drug lords are starting to fund media outlets to disrupt President Rodrigo Duterte’s war against drugs, as the president is set to announce more names of politicians allegedly involved in illegal drug activities. Earlier on Monday, the Cabinet cluster for security, justice and peace reviewed the names of prominent politicians and drug lords who could possibly be funding media groups to derail Duterte’s drug campaign.
‘Kanina sa meeting ng Cabinet cluster for security, justice and peace, lumalabas meron nagpopondo sa media — itong mga drug lords para sirain ang magandang layunin ni Pangulong Duterte sa pagpapangalan sa mga involved sa drugs,’ the Justice Secretary said in his speech at Cuneta astrodome.
(Earlier in the meeting of the Cabinet cluster for security, justice and peace, we discussed people who could be funding the media – drug lords who want to cover up Duterte naming those involved in drugs). According to Aguirre, the president is set to name more politicians, including governors, who are linked to illegal drug activities.
‘We are not yet done, there are big and prominent politicians (behind drugs trade) will be named soon. They were mentioned at the Cabinet meeting,’ Aguirre said.
The Justice Secretary also proposed that more signal jammers be installed in the National Bilibid Prison since more than three-thirds of all national drug trade begins there. Aguirre asks that more donations be given for signal jammers. The government is set to buy signal jammers from Korea, but is also contemplating on purchasing signal jammers worth P10million each from Israel. The signal jammers are crucial, since it could greatly deter communication between drug dealers within the Bilibid Prison and their outside contacts.
‘Change is here. Let us join in the brotherhood for change,’ Aguirre said as he mentions that the war against drugs is only beginning.