To discredit Duterte’s anti-drug campaign
Mar Roxas, the standard bearer of the administration Liberal Party and who described as a “myth” claim by Mayor Rodrigo Duterte that Davao City is one of the most peaceful cities in the country is doubting Duterte’s iron-fist campaign against illegal drugs.
Initially tagged by Duterte as behind black propaganda to stop him from running for president in the 2016 elections, Roxas in his latest blast may have unwittingly revealed he has another dirty trick aimed at the mayor.
Bakit wala bang druga sa Davao? Roxas said in his latest verbal blast at Duterte.
There is a report circulating in the intelligence community about a raid on a ‘planted’ large drug laboratory in Davao City — a black propaganda that revolves around Davao City being an illegal drugs producer despite Duterte’s peace and order campaign particularly against illegal drugs. The camp of Duterte, running under the banner of the opposition PDP/Laban, is establishing the veracity of the report and the persons or groups behind that would possibly carry it out.
Duterte, a front runner in the presidential race is one of the biggest threats to the bid of Roxas, standard bearer of the ruling Liberal Party, who has ranked poorly in the surveys for presidential preference despite the support of President Benigno Aquino.
In early December, Duterte, a vocal critic of the administration of the administraion, engaged Roxas in a ‘word war’ after Roxas said that Davao City’s claim as a peaceful city was a ‘myth.’
Before this, Duterte accused Roxas as behind a journalist who spread the rumor that Duterte is not running for president because the mayor has throat cancer.
Other presidentiables had also accused Roxas and the ruling Liberal Party as behind smear drives out to derail their bids. Vice President Jejomar Binay of the opposition United Nationalist Alliance (UNA), said the administration orchestrated the Senate Blue Ribbon probe on alleged corruption during his term as Makati City mayor. Independent candidate Senator Grace Poe also said the administration is instigated the disqualification cases filed against her with the Commission on Elections (Comelec).
Roxas’ latest blast —Bakit wala bang druga sa Davao? — was apparently aimed to demean Duterte’s vow to stop illegal drugs if elected President.
Black propaganda operatives may already be at work to discredit Duterte’s successful anti-illegal drugs campaign in Davao City.
Roxas publicly belittling Duterte’s anti-drug campaign comes amid an unverified report, revealed by former South Cotabato Governor Manny Piñol, that Manila-based anti-drug operatives will stage a raid on an alleged drug laboratory – planted to discredit the mayor — in Davao City.
THE ‘GREAT RAID’