Aug 18, 2017 @ 20:34

Senator Risa Hontiveros has known as for an investigation into the “butchery” of drug suspects in current large police operations this week.

“This butchery does not deserve a pat-on-the-back from the President. It deserves an investigation,” Hontiveros mentioned in an announcement.

“Lahat ba nanlaban?” she mentioned, voicing suspicion in regards to the circumstances behind the deaths of 32 individuals throughout a police raid in Bulacan and 20 others in Manila. One of these killed within the Caloocan raid was 17-year-old scholar Kian Loyd delos Santos.

Hontiveros mentioned the President welcoming the drug killings and dismissing harmless lives misplaced as a collateral injury have bolstered impunity amongst regulation enforcers.

On Duterte’s admission he miscalculated the drug downside, she mentioned the nation has paid a “very dear price” for the President’s error: a minimum of eight,000 deaths.

“The Duterte government cannot kill its way out of the drug problem. This bloodthirsty attitude must end,” she mentioned.

“Our countrymen and women are being butchered as night falls,” she mentioned. “We must refuse to accept these killings as normal,” she added.