Several senators have voiced sturdy opposition to President Duterte’s choice to permit the suspended policemen concerned within the killing of a Leyte mayor return to their job.
The reinstatement of Supt. Marvin Marcos and the 18 different cops was “quite disturbing considering that the NBI and the Senate findings point to murder,” mentioned Senator Francis Pangilinan.
“We hope the members of the Senate majority who signed the committee report will close ranks and fulfill its duty to act as a check and balance on the executive branch,” Pangilinan mentioned.
Senator Grace Poe warned that the reinstatement to energetic responsibility may solely tarnish the status of the Philippine National Police and encourage the tradition of impunity among the many ranks. “The PNP could very well carry out its duties in protecting our people without somebody like Marcos and his cohorts,” Poe mentioned.
Senator Risa Hontiveros additionally denounced the President’s order as “a clear attempt to obstruct the course of justice” and “tacit approval of extrajudicial killings (EJK) in the country.”
“This is outright obstruction of justice from the highest level of governance and Executive promotion of extrajudicial killings. For those who still deny that there are state-sanctioned killings, here is damning proof,” Hontiveros mentioned.