BACOLOD City – A lawyer based in this city said he will conduct an investigation into a Facebook post that tagged him and several others as drug protectors in Negros Occidental.
The controversial Facebook update was posted by user “Macario Dima” over the weekend. It cannot be traced as of this writing.
Atty. Cesar Beloria Jr. said the post was “fake news” perpetrated by a “fake account.”
Beloria – who posted a screenshot of the post in his Facebook account on Saturday – stressed that he is “positive” that he would know who was behind the account.
He added that he will file charges against the perpetrator.
“Ginpangabudlayan ko ni ang akon nga ngalan. Indi pwedi nga i-drag lang ni ang akon name. Paimbestigaran ko ni para sa akon pamilya kag mga clients,” Beloria said.
The lawyer also said he “never used” illegal drugs and “never protected” anyone involved in the drug trade.
“I am not being defensive. I am only defending my family honor. Kon pabay-an mo ang kabutigan mangin matuod ina,” he added.
Aside from Beloria, local public officials, police officers and other lawyers were also tagged as drug protectors in the post.
They include councilors Ricardo Tan, Bartolome Orola and Dindo Ramos./PN