Former Surigao del
“I am here today to cooperate; my number one purpose in coming here is to clear my name, second is to tell everyone that I am not involved in drugs. I will admit that Herbert Colangco is my nephew but we are not even close because I was against his illegal activities. Never ever did I go to Manila and accept his invitation because I was afraid that if I [do so], I might tarnish my name,” said Romarate. He cited an incident when Colangco allegedly fired at his office several years back.
“I’m surprised why my name was involved and other
He suspected "there is something behind this so-called narco politics and why our names are included, but I will leave it to the investigation of the Philippine National Police to discover,” and added it was premature for him to give details about his theory.
Active in anti-drugs drive
“I can’t believe that my name would be related to these activities. During my incumbency between 1998 to 2007, I’ve never been involved in such. I am even the municipal health officer and have been active in the anti-illegal drugs campaign, going around in the education campaign against drug abuse
“I’m here because I’m not guilty, I’m here to follow the
Chief Superintendent Rolando Felix, director of PRO13 said an immediate investigation would be made.
“We will follow the rule of law and a proper investigation will be conducted. There will no shoot-to-kill order; we are following police operational procedure in bringing in these alleged drug personalities. We are also looking at more names to come out in the course of the investigation,” said Felix.