Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Sunday urged Justice Sec. Vitaliano Aguirre II to right away exchange a Caloocan City prosecutor of his place handling the case of Kian Loyd delos Santos.
Drilon sought a reassignment of Darwin Canete of Caloocan City Prosecutor to a different post “where he can reacquaint himself with the basics of due process and respect for the rule of law.”
Drilon, former DOJ chief and Executive secretary, was livid upon studying that Canete was reported to be questioning Delos Santos’ death and publicly lawyering for the Caloocan police.
Canete, he mentioned, ought to be changed resulting from manifest partiality and private prejudices in opposition to the 17-year-old killed in a police operation final Wednesday.
“The risk of prejudice is too great in the case of Canete and this behoves the secretary of justice to intervene, if he is intent on fulfilling his job of administering justice in the country,” he mentioned.
Drilon had additionally famous that Canete has been very vocal in airing his help for President Duterte and the administration’s warfare in opposition to medication marketing campaign.
And along with his prejudiced statements in opposition to Delos Santos, Canete “cannot be trusted” to meet his duties in investigating and overseeing the prosecution of the policemen being pointed as culprits within the death of , Drilon confused.
“This case is seriously prejudiced by Canete. His frame of mind and line of reasoning are very disturbing. We must never tolerate such behavior of a fiscal that imperils the administration of justice in the country,” he added.
“The case is seriously prejudiced by Canete. His frame of mind and line of reasoning are very disturbing. We must never tolerate such behavior of a fiscal that imperils the administration of justice in the country,” Drilon mentioned.