Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) Chief Persida Rueda-Acosta went emotional earlier than senators when she denied experiences that she declared there was a “pattern” of police brutality in the killing of youngsters Kian delos Santos and Carlo Angelo Arnaiz ans claimed by Sen. Risa Hontiveros.
During a Senate public listening to Tuesday on the police killings of delos Santos and Arnaiz, Acosta said: “Mawalang galang na po kay Sen. Hontiveros, wala pong pronouncement ang PAO na could pattern dito. Walang polisiya ang gobyerno na pumatay ng walang awa. Ang meron po, an nasa Revised Penal Code, ‘yun lang po ay kung nasa panganib lang ang mga pulis:.
“Kaya nga ang mga kliyente namin 80,000 nakakulong, buhay dahil hinuli ng mga pulis natin. Dahil kawawa ang mga pulis natin, marami din kaming kliyenteng pulis na pinagtanggol namin mula noon, hanggang ngayon,” Acosta said.
The PAO chief said the one frequent issues between he circumstances of delos Santos and Arnaiz as that each of their moms had been abroad Filipino employees (OFWs) and each have a respected background being tarnished with unverified claims of their hyperlinks to unlawful medication.
“Wala po kaming sinabing may pattern. Nasasaktan ako talaga kasi nasa gobyerno ako,” she said.
Acosta’s lamentation got here simply minutes after Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Ronald dela Rosa broke into hears in the identical listening to to protest the identical and defended the ranks of the police finishing up anti-drug operations.
“Do you think I enjoy conducting hearings like this?” Sen. Panfilo Lacson, chair of the committee on public order and harmful medication, requested Acosta.
Acosta stood agency that she was solely attempting to rectify the claims of Hontiveros saying that she shouldn’t be quoted for a assertion that she didn’t even make.
But Hontiveros reminded Acosta that she did make such assertion when she was interviewed on dzMM radio on the Arnaiz case.
Hontiveros quoted Acosta as telling the radio host: “Ang punto dito, buhay ito eh. Bakit ganito ang pattern kay Kian? Magkasunod ito, konting oras lang ang pagitan. Bakit ganito ang pattern?”