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HR group: Do not discredit us with arrest of former exec

DAVAO City — Human rights group Karapatan-Southern Mindanao has asserted that the arrest of its former secretary-general over alleged involvement in illegal drugs should not be used to discredit the work of their organization.

Kelly Delgado, 39, resident of IFI Compound, F. Torres St., Barangay 9-A was arrested at joint police and military checkpoint in Sitio Licanan in Barangay Lasang, Bunawan District on April 27. Allegedly, Delgado was caught in possession of an “improvised glass tooter with shabu” residue after authorities inspected his vehicle.

Delgado posted bail on his case of violating RA 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

Meanwhile, P/Capt. Teresita Gaspan, spokesperson of Davao City Police Office (DCPO) confirmed that Delgado was brought to Agusan del Sur yesterday to face previous cases filed against him.

According to Gaspan, there is a standing warrant of arrest against Delgado on a case of multiple murder, grave threats and arson issued by a local court in Bayugan City, Agusan del Sur.

“Individuals accused or arrested on alleged offenses are deemed innocent until proven guilty, and such forms of shaming of Delgado and Karapatan are unwarranted, malicious and illegal,” said Karapatan-SMR in a statement.

Karapatan has yet to talk with its former secretary-general recently arrested over alleged involvement in illegal drugs. (


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