TAGBILARAN CITY – Was there an attempt to cover-up “shabu” found in Capitol, which was positive Methamphetamine Hydrochloride, a dangerous drug based on laboratory test? This surfaced recently after a casual employee accidentally found the said shabu at the lobby of the session hall of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan on July 15, 2015 but only made public on August 7, 2015 after senior board member Atty. Dionisio D. Balite exposed it in a privilege speech.
City police chief PSupt George Acol Vale has confirmed to DYTR that Atty. Filipina Asoy-Piollo, chief of staff of Vice-Gov. Concepcion O. Lim, requested his office not to put yet the Capitol drug find into police blotter. He said that he cannot do otherwise since it is the request of the concerned. He tried to persuade her since it is an illegal drugs. But Atty. Piollo said that they will let the police put it on record until after the Capitol shabu is positive as a dangerous drug.
Vale said that he did not consider Piollo’s request not to put Capitol shabu on record as an attempt for a cover-up. BNT tried to contact Atty. Piollo last night to comment but to no avail.
BNT has published a series of the Capitol find of drugs later on confirmed by laboratory test to be positive after senior Board member Atty. Dionisio D. Balite exposed it during the SP session on August 7, 2015.
Mandatory drug test
Maverick provincial board member Godofreda O. Tirol has proposed for the passage of an Ordinance, “institutionalizing a universal drug testing among the officials and employees of the provincial government of Bohol on a regular basis.”
She said in her privilege speech delivered on Friday that the drug test measure “is to save the reputations of those provincialemployees who are not from the people doubts. May this simple measure be of help to save the image of the provincial employees and Boholano people in particular.”
“And that is an embarrassing issues and real happenings are the bottlenecks in our advocacy for anti-drug abuse in the province. Because, who would believe us in our campaign especially to the young children, when illegal drugs are being pushed in our own doorsteps in the provincial offices.”
Tirol added, “Who will believe our Governor and anyone among us, in any forum we speak, if people know that illegal drugs are in the provincial campuses and our very own employees are drugs users or pushers as the case may be.”
She said she supports the promise of the provincial leadership “to cleanse Bohol of drugs abuse, criminalities series of apprehensions sign of strong cooperation and support from community and law enforcement agencies.” (rvo)