Show us proof.
Senate President Koko Pimentel on Saturday challenged Sen. Antonio Trillanes to justify his allegation that President Rodrigo Duterte is a assassin and the “leader” of the so-called Philippine Death Squad (PDS).
Pimentel, in a radio interview, dared Trillanes to substantiate his declare that the President retains a community of rogue cops, underneath PDS, allegedly concerned within the extrajudicial killings (EJKs) of suspected drug sellers and drug customers.
“Si Trillanes, siya ata nag accuse na may organized group (involved in EJKs). Mabigat na accusation ‘yan,” Pimentel mentioned.
He continued, “Pero sana back-up(an) din n’ya ng evidence para pansinin natin seriously ‘yung accusation (n’ya). Madali kasi mag-akusa.”
“Pero sana meron ding proof, or witness, or testimony para maumpisahan ‘yung interes ng taumbayan dun sa isyu na ‘yan,” Pimentel added.
Trillanes, nevertheless, merely “raised his eyebrow” since he believes that Pimentel isn’t since in his stance to ferret out the reality.
“Ilang resolusyon ‘yung ginawa ko para mag-imbistiga. Pinapatay nila eh. Tineterminate nila ‘yung imbestigasyon,” Trillanes mentioned in a separate radio interview.
He cited the instant termination final March of the Senate investigation into the revelation of self-confessed employed killer, retired SPO3 Arthur Lascanas that the President created the Davao Death Squad (DDS) when the latter was nonetheless mayor of Davao City.
“Ito ngang kay Lasacanas mapapalalim natin imbestigasyon pero isang hearing pa lang tinerminate na,” he lamented.
“Kung magbubulag-bulagan ka eh talagang wala kang makikita. Ayaw niya (Pimentel) mag-imbistiga. Paano natin malalaman?” Trillanes mentioned.
Asked whether or not he’ll search an investigation into his allegation when Congress resumes session in July, Trillanes mentioned, “Definitely.”
“Ako, binabantayan ko lang ang mga senador. Meron akong na-file na tatlong resolution na worthy of investigastion,” he mentioned.
“Pero walang action eh itong mga kaalyado ni Duterte (sa Senado). Dinedepensahan siya. Binabantayan siya,” he added.