It remains uncertain whether Bohol public officials will be named by President Rodrigo Duterte in the second list of drug-linked individuals in government according to the spokesperson of the provincial police.
The list of possible â€œnarco-officialsâ€ in the province is still undergoing validation while the Bohol Provincial Police Office is conducting monitoring operations to confirm reports fed by sources of the local police, said Ricky Delilis, BPPO public information officer.
He noted that if concrete evidence are gathered against the officials, their names will be submitted to the Office of the President before the information is made public.
Currently, the BPPO has not verified the involvement of the monitored public officials in protecting drug syndicates or in the illegal narcotics trade.
Deililis also appealed to the public to be patient with the authoritiesâ€™ process in verifying their information on the possible drug-linked officials.
He said that the names, should there be any, will be made known to the public at the right time, answering some Boholanos who vented their skepticism over the non-inclusion of individuals in Bohol government in Duterteâ€™s first list of â€œnarco-officialsâ€ released last Sunday.
Other than the BPPO, authorities from the National Bureau of Investigation and Crime Investigation and Detection Group, among other law enforcement agencies in Bohol, are also validating the reports on suspected drug-linked officials in the province. (Allen Doydora)