Malacañang has opted to shrug off the Reuters report on the police’s supposed involvement in drug-related killings as a substitute of answering the allegations.
In a press briefing Thursday (April 20), presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella stated Reuters’ failure to verify the accusation of its sources for the report– one retired police official and an lively intelligence officer– speaks volumes.
“Well, you know, the admission of Reuters that it could not independently verify or confirm the allegations, you know is… weak,” he stated.
Reuters reported that cops have been behind the deaths of suspected criminals, normally by way of extrajudicial killings.
Speaking on the situation of anonymity, the policemen informed Reuters that some cops have obtain as P50,000 for every of the targets they’ve eradicated within the title of the administration’s battle on medication.
Policemen, Reuters reported, additionally plant proof on the crime scene to make it seem that what they carried out was a legislation enforcement operation.
Administration allies have dared the worldwide information wire company to disclose the names of its sources.