Several Officials Named by Duterte as Drug Protectors Insist Innocence

Several officials named by President Rodrigo Duterte as protectors and coddlers of drug lords protested their inclusion in the list. Despite undergoing a supposedly strict validation process by the police and military, some questionable inclusions were noted. The family of Roberto Navidad, a judge from the Visayas, lamented that he died eight years ago at the hands of an assassin, presumably because of his anti drug stance. Jeffrey Celis…

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