Rez Cortez on naming celebs drugs users in public: It will put their reputations on the line
Rez Cortez, President of the Katipunan ng mga Artista sa Pelikulang Pilipino at Telebisyon said that government should not name the celebrities included on the so called "narco-list."
Cortez statements came after the Philippine National Police (PNP) said that they have the list of 54 celebrities involved in illegal drugs including a host of "top-rating TV show.
Friday, October 28, in an interview of radio dzBB to Cortez, he said naming the celebrities using illegal drugs will put their reputation on the line and will also not help them to change their ways.
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He also said that exposing their names is not right and should only applies to druglords, pushers and their protectors.
"Ang sa akin nga, hindi dapat i-expose 'yung mga pangalang 'yun, kung may listahan man sila. Para sa akin, hindi dapat i-explose ito dahil ito ay mga drug users. 'Yun nga lang, naturingan na artista." Cortez said.
Cortez said it will not be categorized as "special treatment".
"That's precisely the point. Ayokong mabigyan ng special treatment 'yung mga artista dahil 'yung mga pinapangalanan lang ni Presidente Duterte, 'yun lang [mga drug lords at pushers]. 'Yung mga artista, mga users. Kung pangalalan mo 'yung mga artista na user, pangalanan mo rin 'yung three million na users," he said.
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"Wala itong sinisirang buhay... Ang sinisira lang nilang buhay, 'yung sarili nila. Kaya tulungan na lang natin. Hindi matutulungan by exposing their names," he added.
"'Yun ang hanapbuhay ng artista. 'Pag nasira ang buhay ng artista, baka lalo lang malulong sa bawal na gamot dahil nasira ang kanilang reputasyon."
Source: GMA News Online
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