A young Kapamilya actor and three of his friends were nabbed by the operatives of Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) during the 7107 International Music Festival at the Global City, Clarkfield, Pampanga over the weekend.
According to the PDEA, the young actor was a former star of “Galema,” which starred Ejay Falcon and Sunshine Cruz. The actor was also a product of a reality show. Sources, however, said it is not Ejay.
The teen actor and three others were caught in the act of smoking marijuana while at the international film festival. Marijuana paraphernalia were also confiscated from the group, as well as a blue pill believed to be Valium.
Cases in violation of Section 11 or the Possession of Dangerous Drug) and Section 15 (Use of Dangerous Drugs) or Article II of RA 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 will be filed against the suspects.
The teen actor and his other companion will be turned over to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) because they are considered minors at 17 years old. But though they are minors, they will be held liable under RA 9344 or the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act of 2006.
According to sources, the actor was a product of a reality show, and that he was already tested negative for drugs. He was also released from PDEA region 3.
The operatives of the PDEA said they cannot confirm or deny the identity of the actor because he is only a minor. “So, it’s against the law kasi na sabihin kasi considering yung status nila na minors.”
As of now, the case is still under investigation. The authorities would have to determine if the suspects acted with discernment or not.
Right now, the suspects are at the fiscal’s office waiting for the resolution of the prosecutor.