Convicted criminal Jaybee Sebastian aimed to reveal everything he knows about the Bilbid drug menace.
The Duterte administration’s ‘war’ against the terrible drug problem has come a long way. The Philippines is in the international limelight because of the alleged extra-judicial killings. Aside from that, people in the government are mudslinging with the objective to pursue their personal and political agenda. The characters of this drama will not be complete without the drug lords.
In line with that, a riot in the National Bilibid Prisons last September 28 was linked to the said on-going problem. Jaybee Sebastian, a convicted kidnapper and carnapping leader, is one of the injured high profile inmates among others. He was jabbed at his back and got severely wounded. It is quite surprising that a known gang leader was attacked just easily in a supposedly guarded place.
Because of this thought, Sebastian’s lawyer, Atty. Eduardo Arriba, would like to believe that the unbelievable incident has something to do with his client’s schedule as a witness in the Lower House’s drug trade investigation. Furthermore, Sebastian backed out and changed his mind. He opted to just reveal his knowledge and nitty-gritty details about the drug menace to President Rodrigo Duterte alone.
You may watch Atty. Arriba’s interview below:
Some reports say that Senator Leila De Lima and her allies are doing under the table acts to prevent the high profile inmates from disclosing their cognizance about the drug trade. Others have the opposite idea and reveal that the administration wants to execute the drug lords because of their refusal to testify against De Lima.
Whatever the intentions are, it is improper for these convicted criminals to be used for the benefit of one organization. It is truly unfair to the whole nation who wants to believe in the spirit of justice.