QUEZON City, Philippines  (Eagle News) —  Liberal Party senators defended their party’s titular head Vice President Leni Robredo, who figured in a video message proven in a United Nations side-event in Vienna that condemned drug-related killings within the nation.

According to an announcement of Liberal Party senators, it was Robredo’s prerogative to appraise the world of the abuses perpetrated throughout the administration’s drug conflict.

“(Vice President Leni) Robredo’s video message to a (UN) event is within her prerogative as an elective official and citizen of the country. The video message showed the world that the Philippines enjoy democracy where dissent is respected,” their assertion mentioned.

They additionally suggested Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III to “focus on the numbers that matter: the thousands of unresolved murders, the rising prices of basic goods, and the 13-million hectare undersea region rich in minerals and biodiversity of Benham Rise.”

“These are the numbers that we should all be focusing on, not the 100 votes of congressmen on the impeachment case threatened by House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and Solicitor General Jose Calida on Vice President Robredo,” their assertion mentioned.

LP performing president Francis Pangilinan additionally mentioned that the Senate ought to deal with the advance of the lives of the folks and the lives of the youngsters.

“Instead of the life and death issues that confront our people every day like putting food on the table and our children’s safety, security, and future, politics is dominating the national discourse. Let us, the country’s elected national leaders, all return the focus on what the people sent us to the Senate to do: to improve their and their children’s lives,” their assertion mentioned.

The LP senators got here to Robredo’s protection within the midst of a potential submitting of an impeachment grievance in opposition to her primarily based on an earlier pronouncement by Alvarez.

Pangilinan was very supportive of earlier Senate hearings on the alleged Davao Death Squad the place surfaced DDS members surfaced to pin down President Duterte.

Eagle News Service

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