STORY OF THE DAY


HOUSE DANGEROUS DRUGS PANEL CHAIR AGAINST POSSIBLE ADMISSION OF GUBAN TO WPP



Surigao Del Norte 2nd District Representative Robert Ace Barbers, being the House Committee on Dangerous Drugs Chairperson, said that while he does not want to pre-empt the decision of the whole panel, he does not think former Customs Intelligence Officer Jimmy Guban is qualified to be under the Witness Protection Program.

Barbers said that apart from the limited information Guban possesses, he thinks that there is no case filed yet against him.

Barbers said that as far as his committee is concerned, the hearings on the alleged ₱6.8 billion worth of shabu that slipped past through the Bureau of Customs revealed that there was a connivance among the three agencies involved in the anti-illegal drug campaign of the administration.

detain Guban after the panel cited him in contempt during the last hearing.

Despite this, Barbers said the government’s war against illegal drugs has been gaining grounds citing the dismantling of shabu laboratories, the arrest of big time drug lords, drug pushers and users.

According to the lawmaker, the victims of the drug operations are just casualties like any drug war has.