Jun 27, 2017 @ 18:59

In pursuing the prosecution of the alleged killers within the Espinosa slay case, it would

The Duterte administration missed a golden alternative to disprove critics on the alleged existence of state-sponsored killings within the nation when it downgraded the homicide charges against the cops who killed Albuera, Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa, Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero mentioned Tuesday.

“Quite frankly for me, it’s a wasted opportunity for the entire administration. it could have been an example of the Duterte administration not taking these kinds of things sitting down. Meaning to say, a policeman using his power, his influence to kill a drug suspect inside a jail – that clearly is unacceptable,” he mentioned in an tv interview.

“It would be a golden opportunity to show to the international community as well that while there are EJKs (extrajudicial killings), it’s not the government who’s doing that and whenever an agent of government does it, we will be as hard on him as we are on drug pusher and drug traffickers,” Escudero identified.

Just final week, Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV virtually bolstered the earlier particular report launched by Reuters information company on the alleged staged crime scenes and rewards allegedly being given by the federal government to members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) who execute drug suspects.

In a information discussion board on the Senate, Trillanes claimed that Duterte arrange an alleged “death squad”, related to the Davao Death Squad (DDS), instantly after assuming the presidency final 12 months.

Led by a sure Supt. Edilberto Leonardo, who used to be a Davao-based policeman, the group additionally has his classmates in Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) class 1996 as members and one among them occur to be Supt. Marvin Marcos, supposedly.

Trillanes insinuated that Marcos was intentionally assigned to Criminal Intelligence and Detection Group (CIDG) Region eight, regardless of his lack of credentials, supposedly to go after Espinosa who was killed inside his detention cell in Baybay provincial jail throughout a search inspection final Nov.

Also the senator claimed that an alleged reward of P10,000 to as a lot as hundreds of thousands of pesos had been being given as “rewards” to those that have the opportunity to kill drug personalities.

Source: politics.com.ph