CEBU CITY — “Investigate us, too.”
This was the appeal of Mayor Vicente Loot of Daanbantayan town in northern Cebu, and former Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama who in 2016 were both publicly identified by President Rodrigo Duterte as among the country’s alleged illegal drug protectors but have never been formally charged.
Loot and Rama were hoping to meet the same fate as Cebuano businessman Peter Lim who, like them, were dragged into the illegal drugs trade, but eventually got off the hook after the case against him was dismissed for insufficiency of evidence.
“I’ve been pleading to authorities to investigate me. How can I clear my name [if there’s no probe]? That i…