Aug 2, 2017 @ 20:45

The Senate is probably going to look into the police raid in Ozamiz City that resulted within the bloody death of its Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog Sr. and 15 others.

Sen. Leila de Lima filed a decision Wednesday looking for to direct the suitable committee to conduct an investigation in support of laws on the suspicious circumstances within the serving of the search warrant within the Parojinog compound.

“Considering the established legal procedures, jurisprudence and witness testimonies during media interview, the timing and the manner of the raid strongly challenges the circumstances surrounding the implementation of the search warrant and the deaths resulting therefrom,” the senator stated in submitting decision No. 453.

The stated decision was learn on the ground and referred to the committee on public order and harmful medicine chaired by Sen. Panfilo Lacson.

“I haven’t read the resolution yet. If witnesses are willing to face the Senate to testify on the probability of summary executions or excesses in the police operations conducted, I believe that an investigation is in order,” Lacson stated in a textual content message to reporters.

The senator additionally took be aware that martial regulation continues to exist in all the Mindanao area and there was motive to worry that the PNP is likely to be additional emboldened to proceed such extremely alleged questionable pre-dawn raids resembling within the case of the late Albuera, Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr.

“It’s crucial that the Senate conduct a deeper probe into these disturbing patterns of abuse, particularly within the context of martial regulation. And in furtherance of the peremptory norm in opposition to arbitrary taking of life underneath the United Nations Covenant on Civil and Political Rights to which the Philippines is a State get together and the proper to efficient authorized treatment, De Lima stated.