President Rodrigo Duterte has slammed Senator Risa Hontiveros for insinuating that the administration has a policy of killing drug suspects as a result of of the current deaths of youngsters in Caloocan City on the police’s palms.
In an interview after Metrobank’s 55th anniversary in Taguig City Tuesday (September 5), Duterte defended Philippine National Police chief Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa for crying on the Senate listening to on the deaths of Kian Loyd Delos Santos and Carl Angelo Arnaiz.
“No. I think he’s hurt that ‘yung policy na — itong pangalawang namatay. Do you think two killings, even if it’s illegal, would make a policy?” he requested.
“Dalawang patay. Palagay na natin, pinatay — murder o… I asked Hontiveros, ‘Is that already a policy? Is that the baseline of a policy?’ Paka-bobo naman niya,” Duterte added.
The President stated Dela Rosa turned emotional as a result of it was an “insult” to counsel that the police have a policy of killing.
He stated there’s a fair proportion of “criminal minds” even inside the Liberal Party, to which Hontiveros belongs.
“Sila, the record of plunder and also killing, you make a comparison. ‘Yung sa kanila, ‘yung killings noon… Wala, pulis takot, wala. Even the drugs, they were all silent,” Duterte stated.
Dela Rosa cried through the Senate public order and harmful medication committee’s listening to on Delos Santos’ death– which additionally delved into Arnaiz’s case- after Hontiveros stated “the killing of minors and young people are no longer an isolated incident.”