Espenido’s case, if true, ‘could be one big reason’ why drug war is failing — Lacson

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MANILA, Philippines — If true, the inclusion of Lt. Col. Jovie Espenido in President Rodrigo Duterte’s so-called narcolist ” could be one big reason” why the administration’s war against illegal drugs is failing.

Senator Panfilo Lacson, a former chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP), said this Friday as he recalled his days as Espenido’s superior.

Lacson issued the remark after Interior Secretary Eduardo Ao confirmed that Espenido, one of the poster boys in the implementation of the government’s drug war, was relieved from his post as Bacolod City police chief for his inclusion in the narcolist.

“I have always believed that the real test of the character of public offi…

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The Philippine Daily Inquirer, popularly known as the Inquirer, is an English-language newspaper in the Philippines. Founded in 1985, it is often regarded as the Philippines' newspaper of record.

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