The six suspects who were shown in an uploaded their video on social media while taking illegal drugs and cursing President Rodrigo Duterte faced National Capital Region Police Office Director-General Guillermo Eleazar on Tuesday.
Some of the suspects even became emotional because of their fear after they faced the top cop who reprimanded them.
They explained that the video was recorded in 2016, and they only made such statements because they’re already under influence of drugs and alcohol.
According to them, the video only leaked this month on Facebook because one of their friend’s social media account has been hacked and uploaded it on the internet.
One of the suspects also said that he only saw the video for the first time after it became viral and realized that they did something bad, which prompted them to surrender.
Eleazar couldn’t stop himself from lecturing the suspects over their attitude and braveness to publicly show how they’re using illegal drugs and even urged the President to legalize it.
He even asked the suspect if they had something to say about the President now after they got arrested.
“Humihingi po kami ng tawad (sa Pangulo), pasensya na po sa nagawa namin, hindi na po kami uulit,” the suspects said while crying.
“Katuwaan lang po yung ginawa namin, alam po namin na marami kaming nasaktan na tao, sa mga pinagsasabi po namin doon sa video,” they added.
They also apologized to the people who watched the video.
“Hindi po namin alam ang ginagawa namin sa mga oras na ‘yon,” one of the suspects said.
The suspects had a message to the youth who are using or planning to use illegal drugs.”
PARA PO SA MGA KABATAAN, wag niyo na pong subukan kasi po nakita niyo naman po ang dulot sa amin. nakita niyo naman po kung ano ang nangyari sa amin ngayon. yung sa video palang po kung ano ang epekto sa amin nung nag take kami ng marijuana. yung iba ko pong kaibigan hindi po maawat sa mga pinagsasabi, ako rin po wala rin po ako sa sarili ng mga oras na iyon.
Eleazar lectured the suspects and asked them if they were not aware that mocking the President and his campaign against illegal drugs is a bad idea.
“Hindi niyo man lang naisip na yung ginagawa niyong iyon eh maapektuhan pati ang pamilya niyo, magulang niyo at saka mga kaibigan niyo noong time na ‘yon?” Eleazar said.
“Kasi kung makapag mura kayo, diba nga minumura niyo pa yung Presidente tapos pinagtatawanan niyo yung ginagawa nating effort para tulungan yung mga kabataan natin na lulong sa droga,” he added.
They also admitted that they took Marijuana two months before they got arrested.
After the video went viral, the suspects voluntarily surrendered to the authorities and expressed their willingness to undergo rehabilitation.
If the video was really recorded in 2016, some of the suspects were still minor during that time.
You can watch the video here: