ILOILO City – Former city first lady Marivic Mabilog accused President Rodrigo Duterte of being a “serial liar” and “scheming con-man” after her husband – dismissed mayor Jed Patrick – was included anew in the government’s so-called “narco-list” of public officials.
“If your latest narco-list is truly validated, why don’t your furnish the media the…sources of your data, properly validated by the reporting agencies?” Mabilog posted on Facebook.
The Mabilogs are abroad. They have not confirmed their whereabouts after fleeing the country in August 2017 but it is believed they are in Canada.
On Thursday night, the President linked Mabilog’s husband anew to illegal drugs.
“Mr. President, at best you are a serial liar. At worst you are one scheming con-man,” Mrs. Mabilog posted on Facebook.
Duterte has been repeatedly accusing the former mayor of being an illegal drugs protector since 2016.
In truth, Mrs. Mabilog stressed, the President had no proof “despite having the full control and disposal of intelligence funds and resources.”
“You came up empty against Jed. Nada. Zero. Zilch. You resorted to lies and fabrication which your own agencies have consistently rebutted. You think continually shaming him and lying about him will do him damage. But Jed’s shield and armor are the truths you refuse to acknowledge,” according to Mrs. Mabilog.
The Mabilogs left the country for fear of their lives. In October 2017 while already abroad, the Office of the Ombudsman dismissed Jed Patrick from government service for unexplained wealth.
According to the former city first lady, “Duterte is running one of the oldest political scams in the book: create the enemy you need.”
“Crassus used Spartacus. Hitler used the Jews. Duterte is using drugs. He has fabricated a drug menace and used it to keep his iron grip on power, as he did in Davao,” she claimed.
She then questioned Duterte’s track record as Davao City mayor, specifically in the campaign against illegal drugs from 2010 to 2016 when her husband was also the Iloilo City mayor.
“While Jed was working hard for the eradication of the drug menace and getting results, Digong was hardly working in Davao. While Iloilo was cited as the third least drug-infected city, Davao had one of the worst record in drug trade and use in the country,” she wrote on Facebook.
Mrs. Mabilog told the President to “leave us alone already” and better address more pressing issues such as the lack of potable water, rising prices of commodities, China’s encroachment into Philippine waters, illegal workers from China, and corruption in government./PN