Buhay Party-List Representative Lito Atienza's cryptic remark during a press conference recorded by Politiko was a big blow to Liberal Party's standard bearer during the last election Mar Roxas.
During the conference, Atienza expressed relief that the former DILG Secretary who came in second last Presidential Election did not win, saying the country may probably be swamped with illegal drugs by now if he won.
"Kung ang nanalo sa halalan natin eh yung second [Mar Roxas], aba'y palagay ko lumalangoy na tayo sa droga ngayon,'' he said.
The representative further commented saying it was good that current Rodrigo Duterte won instead of Roxas.
He continued praising Duterte for his efforts in eradicating drug trade in the country.
"Buti nalang talo siya at ang nanalo eh si Pangulong Duterte who confronted out the issue. He really pointed out.. eto ang problema natin, eto talaga ang sumisira sa buhay ng Pilipino at kinabukasan ng ating mga anak,' he added.