PDEA Releases Statement On PRRD’s Claim That Marcos Is On Narco-List

PDEA debunks PRRD’s recent claim

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) released a statement on former President Rodrigo Duterte’s claim that President Bongbong Marcos was on the narco-list.

On Sunday, during a prayer rally in Davao City, PRRD claimed in his speech that President Marcos is “bangag.” He said that the Philippines has a “drug addict” president. The former President also said when he was still the Mayor of Davao City, PDEA showed a list of drug users and allegedly, Marcos’s name was there.

Duterte claimed that the Armed forces of the Philippines and the people in the Malacanang Palace knew about this.

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Following that fiery statement that PRRD had against PBBM, PDEA released a statement. The agency was activated on July 30, 2002, and it established its National Drug Information System or NDIS. This system is still in existence today which is an intelligence database of all drug personalities, gathering inputs from counterparts in both law enforcement and intelligence agencies.

Under Republic Act 9165, or The Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, the agency regularly conducts intelligence workshops in collaboration with other law enforcement agencies to update the NDIS.

With this, the agency stressed that from the time it was established up to the present, “President Ferdinand R Marcos, Jr was NEVER in our NDIS.”

PDEA also noted that when Rodrigo Duterte assumed the presidency in 2016, his administration released a “narco-list”, also called the “Duterte list.” After validation and re-validation, this became the Inter-Agency Drug Information Database or IDID.

The agency said that even on this, PBBM’s name was not on the list. “Based on all the foregoing facts, the PDEA asserts that President Marcos, Jr is not and was never in its watch list,” the agency stated.

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📷: Inquirer

PRRD is yet to react to this statement made by the agency on his claim against President Marcos.

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