There is much talk in the Philippines about the list of civilian drug protectors and drug lords. One person from Cebu denies he is the person that was publicly announced by the president as a top drug lord. His defence is that there are hundreds of people with the same name as him.
This is all I can say. Of the hundreds of people who share your name, why is it you that has been singled out? Why is it you in particular that is being talked about? I wonder.
Like this local personality. He has long been rumoured to be a drug financier. It has long been talked about in hushed tones. But now, everyone is openly talking about him, that his name is in the PNP list. He denies it now of course, now that people openly discuss his links. His brother in law says he is only guilty by association because a business partner of his is a brother of one of the top 3 alleged drug lords of the country.
Is it a coincidence that 15 years ago when the ordinary people in our city do not even know this alleged drug lord from Cebu, that people were already linking this local personality to the drug industry?
Where there is smoke there is fire? Although sometimes smoke does not necessarily mean there is a fire. Sometimes smoke is just smoke.