Senator Leila de Lima on Sunday bared plans in transferring for a Senate investigation on the reported “bangkay sa bangka” or the alleged dumping of our bodies of drug warfare victims in the Manila Bay by some fishermen employed by the police.
“I will be filing a Senate resolution calling for an investigation on his deplorable practice and put an end to these brazen acts of killings and desecrating bodies,” she stated in a press release.
The alleged dumping of our bodies into the waters of Manila Bay is similar sample of killings that self-confessed Davao Death Squad (DDS) member Edgar Matobato confessed to the Senate.
“Per Matobato’s testimony, aside from dumping dead bodies at the Laid/Ma-a Quarry (in) Davao City, they also disposed bodies in the deep waters of Samal Island,” she stated, recalling his testimony.
“This is clearly part of President Duterte’s promise that he will kill drug pushers and do-nothings, dump them in Manila Bay and fatten all the fish there,” De Lima stated.
Prior to this report on alleged “bangkay sa Bangka”, the senator famous one other report on police supposedly utilizing hospitals to conceal drug warfare killings.
Allegedly, police have been sending drug suspects killed in their operation to hospitals to destroy proof at crime scenes and conceal any traces of supposed abstract executions.
“No wonder the number of deaths in the war on drugs has not been updated or altogether been kept from the public. Extrajudicial killings (EJKs) are still happening in the streets but this time, mass murder by rogue police officers and hired assailants is done through another strategy to hide the real magnitude of EJKs. This also signals a new policy of the police: getting rid of bodies to get away with murder,” she stated.