The majority and minority bloc had some kind of a “rivalry” relating to the necessity to denounce the unabated extrajudicial killings (EJKs) of suspected drug sellers and drug customers.
Not to be outdone by the Senate minority bloc in condemning the EJKs of alleged drug personalities, the bulk group on Wednesday additionally got here up with a decision denouncing the abstract executions of people concerned in unlawful medication.
The minority group on Monday filed Senate Resolution 516 urging the federal government to undertake the required steps to cease the spate of killings, particularly of youngsters, and directing the right Senate committee to research these killings.
The opposition bloc spearheaded SRN 516 principally authored by Sen. Kiko Pangilinan whereas Sen. Migz Zubiri, from the bulk bloc drafted SRN 518.
SRN 516 was signed by the 6 members of the minority bloc and 11 members of the bulk bloc. Those who supposedly “failed” to signal SRN 516 had been Senators Koko Pimentel, Dick Gordon, Greg Honasan, Manny Pacquiao, Tito Sotto, Cynthia Villar, and Zubiri.
The seven senators, nevertheless, complained that they had been lambasted in social media for his or her alleged “refusal” to signal SRN 516.
Zubiri complained weblog had revealed a so-called pretend information, with hashtag #SilentNoMorePH, which made it seem that the seven senators purposely refused to signal Resolution No. 516 calling for an inquiry on EJKs particularly on deaths of juveniles.
“The fake news was authored by someone who was not part of the media assigned to the Senate beat,” he mentioned.
“The same item carried common wordings as three items in three newspapers, but which did not originate in the Senate press office,” Zubiri added.
SRN 518 was signed by 16 senators from the bulk bloc particularly Senators Koko Pimentel, Sonny Angara, Nancy Binay, JV Ejercito, Chiz Escudero, Win Gatchalian, Dick Gordon, Greg Honasan, Ping Lacson, Loren Legarda, Manny Pacquiao, Grace Poe, Ralph Recto, Tito Sotto, Joel Villanueva (on go away, will signal) and Cynthia Villar.