MANILAInterior and Local Government Undersecretary Martin DiAo on Friday vowed not to tolerate or interfere in the filing of appropriate cases against Manuel Bautista, his brotherinlaw, who was arrested in a buybust operation last Nov. 11 in Marikina City.
DiAo, in a phone interview, confirmed that his brotherinlaw was already inquested before the Prosecutor's Office on Nov. 12, without him interferring in the filing of cases.
Natakot yung pulis nung nalaman na bayaw ko baka sumipa baka ganun na nga mangyayari may procedure lapse na pag buybust mukha yatang may problema sila. (The police got scared when they learned that Bautista is my brotherinlaw)," he told the Philippine News Agency (PNA). Kung may kasalanan siya, harapin niya yan basta mali. (If he (Bautista) was at fault, he should face it).
DiAo said he will not condone any of his family members even if he is friends with the sitting officials of the DILG and the police. He added that he even filed cases against his brother and nephews when he was still a barangay chairperson in Quezon City.
Aside from Bautista, others arrested during the buybust operation were Marife Oishi, 32, and Rafael Pineda 43, both Marikina City residents.
The police also seized four pieces of sealed transparent plastic containing suspected shabu during the operation.
The suspects are now facing violation of Republic Act 9162 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. (PNA)
Source: Philippine News Agency