Former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Tuesday claimed he has undergone a cocaine test, and had tested negative, putting to rest speculations thathe was into cocaine-use.
MARCOS HAD HIMSELF TESTED FOR DRUG USE AS President Rodrigo Duterte’s claimed a presidentialial aspirant in the 2022 election is a drug addict.
Marcos said he had the drug test done on Monday and his results were submitted on Tuesday to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), the Philippine National Police (PNP), and the National Bureau of Investigation.
Senate President Tito Sotto steered clear of the “blind item” issued by President Rodrigo Duterte about a presidential candidate allegedly being a cocaine user, saying “to each his own.”
But he acknowledged how the issue raised questions of a double standard in the enforcement of drug laws.
“Oo, meron pa akong nabasa, mahihirap lang ba ang nato-Tokhang?” Sotto said, alluding to the government’s crackdown on illegal drug suspects, mostly in urban poor areas.