Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon negated Philippine National Police (PNP)’s claim of zero death toll on the extrajudicial killings under the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte.
“Ginagago tayo nitong mga pulis, nitong spokesman na ito. Kala ba nila naniniwala ang taumbayan?” the senator said.
“Alam mo, naalala ko yung propagandist ni Hitler noong second world war na si Goebbels, ang sabi niya, minsan ka lang magsabi ng kasinungalingan, kasinungalingan pa rin iyan, ngunit kung uulitin mo nang 1,000 times ang isang kasinungalingan, baka maniwala na ang taumbayan,” he added.
The opposition senator shrugged off the claim for he believes that it was clear from the statements of the PNP and the Department of Justice in Senate hearings that there were approximately 4,000 deaths connected to the government’s anti-illegal drug operations.
He pointed out the case of Kian delos Santos and Carl Arnaiz, the two minors who were allegedly killed in two separate drug operations. Drilon deems this as a clear case of EJKs.
Furthermore, Drilon remarked no matter how the PNP and other propagandists would repeatedly spread misinformation and lies regarding EJKs, people would not fall into such lies.
“Iyan po ay kasinungalingan at niloloko po ang taumbayan. Ginagago ang taumbayan, to put it bluntly,” he said.
“Hayaan mo na taumbayan. Uulitin ko lang, hindi po maniniwala ang taumbayan sa kasinungalingan ng mga propagandist na nilalathala sa ere,” Drilon added.
“Kung hindi po nila maipapaliwanag kung para saaan ito ay tungkulin ng senado na tanggalin itong allocation na ito for next year’s budget,” Drilon further said.
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Drilon refutes PNP’s statement on EJK: “Ginagago tayo nitong mga pulis”
Reviewed by News Portal Philippines
October 09, 2017