LUCENA CITY—Cerilo Alcala surfaced on Sunday and surrendered to the police accompanied by his brother, Quezon Rep. Vicente Alcala and his nephew, Lucena Mayor Roderick Alcala.
Cerilo Alcala topped the drug-watch list in Quezon and is said to be the supplier of illegal drugs in the province for more than a decade, with Central Quezon as his area of operations.
Cerilo, 59, and his son Shajid, 36, showed up at the police station after sending feelers that they would surrender four days after Mayor Alcala ordered the police to arrest them.
Quezon Police Chief Antonio Yarra said Cerilo surrendered through the efforts of Mayor Alcala and Rep. Alcala.
Yarra said father and son were both high-value targets in their drug-watch list.
In Manila, an official said Sunday Malacañang will investigate the case of a Cebu policeman who was killed after naming Deputy Director General Marcelo Garbo and Daanbantayan town Mayor Vicente Loot as protectors of suppliers of illegal drugs.
“We shall look into it,” presidential spokesman Martin Andanar said.
“Fallen policemen who fought to win the war against illegal drugs must not be abandoned.”
In Sultan Kudarat, an anti-drug policeman was gunned down by motorcycle-riding men in Tacurong Saturday night.
In the Senate, Senator Juan Edgardo Angara warned of “a gaping hole” in the government’s war against drugs if no funds were available to rehabilitate thousands of drug dependents in next year’s budget.
In Cotabato, four security forces and an anti-drug policemen were gunned down in separate incidents on Friday and Sunday.
In Binondo, Manila, NBI operatives arrested three Chinese nationals early Sunday during a raid in Santo Cristo.
In Calapan City, three more “persons of interest,” including a village official and his wife, are being sought by the police following the killing of a 29-year-old woman Friday night.
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