December 31, 2018
The Bacolod lawyer who survived an ambush two weeks ago denied allegations that she has links to illegal drugs.
In an exclusive interview with The Manila Times, Erfe del Castillo said she has no drug links as implied by Senior Supt. John Bulalacao, police regional director for Western Visayas, in a television interview last week.
Del Castillo said she is only handling two drug-related cases contrary to Bulalacao’s statement that she is defending drug suspects.
“The ambush is not related to drugs,” she insisted, adding, “they are trying to taint my reputation because the suspects in the incident are members of the Philippine National Police.
“They are trying to impute something negative to my profession and image to show that I am a bad lawyer. I will issue a formal and more detailed position paper on the matter in due time,” del Castillo said.
Del Castillo, 44, and her driver-companion, Efren Palmares were ambushed by unidentified gunmen along the Bacolod-Silay Airport Access Road at about 11 p.m. on December 21.