“I have tried drugs before, and then I realized it’s not good for the body. I accept it, I cannot deny it, that was before, and that’s [why] I strongly support the president, that he fights illegal drugs,” he said.
Manny Pacquiao, a boxer and member of the Philippine senate, admitted in an interview released back in September 2016.
The list of drugs included methamphetamine, known as shabu, marijuana and cocaine. The national treasure said he used them “for years” however it was only when he was a teenager and before he “became a champion”.
Twitter user Gideon Lasco tweeted images of Manny, stating: “There was a poor, 17-year-old drug user living in Manila. He didn’t commit any crime. They gave him a second chance. His name? Manny.”
Once there was a poor, 17-year old drug user living in Manila. He didn't commit any crime. They gave him a second chance. His name? Manny. pic.twitter.com/jaCzFivUdL
— Gideon Lasco (@gideonlasco) August 21, 2017
Kian Loyd delos Santos was 17 years old when he was shot in the ear while lying prone in an alley with his killer standing over him, according to an autopsy done on Sunday by the Public Attorney’s Office (PAO).
Caloocan City police chief, Senior Supt. Chito Bersaluna, and three other policemen involved in the incident, were relieved from their posts.
Erfe mentions that delos Santos was shot three times: the first penetrated his left back, piercing his lungs; the second and third hitting the back and front of his left ear, shattering his brain.
Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II said on Monday that he was considering enlisting relatives of delos Santos and other witnesses in the witness protection program (WPP) of the Department of Justice.
“If they apply, we will consider putting them under the WPP,” Aguirre said to reporters in a text message.
Pao medicolegal officer Erwin Erfe says that all evidence point to “intentional killing” of the teenager during an antidrug operation in Caloocan City on Wednesday night.
“There’s no evidence that would back up [the policemen’s story] that he fought back. He was lying face down, his shooter was standing above him,” Erfe said.
innocent lives in Duterte’s war on drugs.