President Duterte reveals 'drug matrix' tags De lima and other local execs

President Rodrigo Duterte finally revealed the much awaited drug matrix on Thursday, showing the connection of Sen. Leila De Lima and other local officials linked in the illegal drug trade at the New Bilibid Prison.

Personalities tagged in the 'matrix' include now Sen De Lima, Usec Toti Baraan, Pangasinan Prov Admin Raffy Baraan, Gen. Franklin Bucayo, Cong Amado T. Espino (Pangasinan - 5th District), Ronie P. Dayan (Sen Leila De Lima's ex driver-bodyguard) & 'BM' Raul P. Sison.
A copy of the “Muntinlupa Connection” matrix showed by President Duterte to the members of the media in Davao City on Thursday, August 25, 2016. Courtesy of PTV-4
The drug matrix also shows some significant role of the persons involved.

The matrix shows De lima and Dayan on top.

Dayan is described as “BF of De Lima since the CHR days. Started as driver, now known as BOSS De Lima or ‘Case Fixer’ of Urbiztondo, Pangasinan of well-known politicians.”

The matrix says Bucayo was “designated as PNP RD PRO 1 thru the help of De Lima.”

“After retirement, he was appointed as BUCOR chief,” the matrix indicated. “Resigned as Chief because of alleged involvement [in] illegal drugs inside BUCOR.”

An arrow connects Undersecretary Baraan with his brother, Pangasinan City Administrator Raffy Baraan, who is connected with Espino, described in the matrix as the “richest politician in Northern Luzon,” and another arrow with Bucayo.

According to the matrix, Espino used Raffy Baraan as cover for his alleged illegal activities. Espino has been charged with plunder for illegal mining case.

Both Espino and Baraan were involved in black sand mining in Pangasinan.

A certain “Ms Cardenosa” also appears in the matrix. She is connected with Dayan and serving as the dummy for his properties.

Sison is connected with “Ms Cardenosa” and Espino, the matrix shows.

Prior to releasing the matrix, Duterte said that he was reviewing and investigating the linkages of the names on it.

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