‘PETMALU’: Mar Roxas twits illegal drugs yarn

BACOLOD CITY – “Petmalu.” This is how former interior and local government secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II described allegations linking him to the illegal drug trade in Western Visayas. Petmalu is a slang Filipino word meaning “super amazing to connote an unbelievable claim.” Its root word is “malupit” or cruel or unkind. Self-confessed drug syndicate […]

DEMOLITION JOB?: ‘Drug peddlers’ tag pols to narco trade

TWO suspected drug peddlers in Bacolod City and Negros Occidental made sensational exposés tagging prominent politicians to the illegal drugs trade days before Pres. Rodrigo Duterte joins the MassKara revelries this weekend. Ricky Serenio, self-confessed bagman or finance officer of an illegal drug syndicate in Negros Occ., and Maui Huelar, a Bacolod City village chief […]