Vice President Leni Robredo has expressed alarm over the deaths of three youngsters in lower than a month, saying it ought to immediate the federal government to rethink its method concerning the conflict on medicine.
In a press release Thursday (September 7), Robredo stated no phrases are sufficient to precise her condemnation of the circumstances that led to the deaths of Kian Loyd Delos Santos, Carl Angelo Arnaiz and Reynaldo “Kulot” De Guzman.
“Hindi natin maaring palagpasin ito. Hindi tayo ganito. Hindi ganito ang Pilipino. Kailangang huminto ang walang pakundangang patayan,” she stated.
Robredo stated it needs to be “unacceptable” for Filipinos to be in a society the place minors develop into targets of killers.
She relayed her condolences to the households of the three slain youngsters.
“Kailangan nating pagbigkisin ang ating mga boses para tiyaking hindi na ito magpapatuloy at mapanagot ang mga may sala,” Robredo stated.
Delos Santos, 17, was shot by the police in Caloocan City after claiming he fired at them first throughout an anti-drug operation on August 16.
The 19-year-old Arnaiz, in the meantime, was killed by the police as a result of he allegedly shot them after they had been attempting to apprehend him after supposedly robbing a taxi driver in Caloocan City on August 18.
Arnaiz’s 14-year-old companion, De Guzman, was present in a creek in Nueva Ecija on September 5 with over two dozen stab wounds.