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The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) said Sunday that it is validating a list of showbiz personalities allegedly involved in illegal drugs.
Chief Superintendent Oscar Albayalde, NCRPO director, said the names on the list are based on information from arrested drug suspects.
Albayalde said all of the names on the list were still subject for validation.
He added that the release of the names would depend on the decision of either President Rodrigo Duterte or Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa.
Meanwhile, Albayalde said several celebrities have already submitted urine samples and underwent voluntary drug tests.
He urged media networks to coordinate with the PNP in conducting drug tests for their employees and artists pursuant to the Duterte administration's campaign against illegal drugs.
The District Anti-Illegal Drugs Division of the Southern Police District said in an earlier report that radio disc jockey Karen Bordador and her boyfriend, suspected drug pusher Emilio Lim, submitted a list of their clients which includes actors, singers, and models. —Joseph Tristan Roxas/ALG, GMA News