Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II has rejected allegations that he has been peddling fake news in authorities.
“That is false,” stated Aguirre on Monday (July 10) concerning the moniker tagged to him by youth teams who filed a criticism in opposition to him earlier than the Office of the Ombudsman.
In their criticism filed earlier than the Ombudsman, the group which embrace Akbayan Youth accused Aguirre of “inadvertently contributing to the ‘fake news’ epidemic.”
“I have never been a fake news king,” Aguirre stated. “Marami diyan ang fake news,” he identified.
The complainants particularly cited Aguirre’s preliminary statements over reviews of destabilization plots in opposition to the federal government and even named Sen. Bam Aquino and influential Moro clans Alonto and Lucman as being concerned within the conferences which happened prior the assault by the Maute terrorist group on Marawi City. Aguirre later retracted what he stated about Aquino and the 2 households.
“Here, Respondent grossly neglected his duties and has made a mockery of the justice system where perceived foes are publicly persecuted rather than properly investigated and prosecuted,” the criticism learn.
“Moreover, Respondent has either tried to pass the blame on the media or has outright refused to take responsibility for his actions,” it added.
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