Furthermore, they said that President Duterte refused to show the matrix to the public “until all the persons listed there have been confirmed to be involved in the country’s drug problem.”
Communications Secretary Martin Andanar disclosed that the names of Senator Leila de Lima, Pangasinan 5th District Representative Amado Espino Jr, and others were included in the matrix because of the intel they received from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDAE) and the Philippine National Police (PNP).
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De Lima and Espino have both denied the accusations, saying that they fought illegal drugs in their own respective capacities. ASCS
Drug matrix went through “thorough validation” –Palace Reviewed by FilipiNews PH on Friday, August 26, 2016 Rating: