Cerilo “Athel” Alcala, the brother of a close friend and former Cabinet Secretary of President Benigno Aquino Jr., surrendered to police authorities on drug charges.
Alcala has been identified by the PNP as among the big-time traders of “shabu” (methamphetamine hydrochloride) in Lucena City and nearby towns in Quezon Province.
He is the of younger sibling of “the untouchable” Proceso Alcala, a senior Liberal Party official and the former head of the Department of Agriculture, who has also been linked to the pork barrel scandals and assorted other corruption charges.
Like his older brother, Athel Alcala was never charged during the term of President Aquino. His other brother is Liberal Party congressman Vicente Alcala.