Senator Risa Hontiveros on Tuesday (June 20) wished the Senate to summon Justice Sec. Vitaliano Aguirre II to clarify the downgrade of the prison charges in opposition to policemen implicated within the killing of an Albuera city mayor.

Hontiveros, in an announcement, described Aguirre because the “flip-flop king” following a call charging Supt. Marvin Marcos and 18 different policemen for murder as an alternative of homicide.

“From being a fake news king of Padre Faura, Aguirre is also now immortalized as the DOJ’s ‘flip-flop king’, a would-be absolver of murderers,” she mentioned.

“This may be the last straw for many of us. We cannot allow Aguirre to continue to toy around with our justice system. Enough’s enough,” she mentioned.

“This is an obvious attempt at a cover up through unabashed flip-flop. It is an act of impunity to cover up another act of impunity,” she mentioned.

Hontiveros mentioned Aguirre himself supported the findings of each the Senate and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) that the killing of Espinosa inside a provincial jail in Baybay, Leyte was a transparent case of premeditated homicide.

Yet the Aguirre successfully authorized the downgrading of the charges in opposition to the accused led by Marcos, chief of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) Region eight and a number of other others, successfully additional downgrading as properly his fame and integrity earlier than the eyes of the general public, she mentioned.

Hontiveros mentioned by downgrading the charges in opposition to the accused within the Espinosa killing, Aguirre additionally successfully additional downgraded his fame and integrity earlier than the general public’s eyes.