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Palace denounces extrajudicial killings

As the world commemorates International Human Rights Day, Malacañang yesterday assured the public that the Duterte administration does not condone extrajudicial killings.

“We are one with all the Filipino people and all those celebrating worldwide with the Human Rights Day. We do not condone human rights violations and we are against any extrajudicial killings,” said Communications Assistant Secretary Ana Marie Banaag in an interview over State-run Radyo ng Bayan.

Local and international groups have claimed that human rights have taken a serious beating since President Duterte launched his war on illegal drugs.

Police data showed that 5,882 persons have been killed nationwide in a span of six months in connection with the government’s campaign against drugs. Many of the victims have been gunned down on streets by vigilantes.

But the President had stressed that these vigilante killings are not State sanctioned.

It was observed that there is little effort by authorities to address the alleged extrajudicial killings in the country but Banaag said the Philippine National Police would best address the issue.

“Mas maganda siguro na ang PNP ang mag comment on that kasi sila ang gagawa ng investigation,” the official said.

“Of course, the President would like that anything for that matter, anything that is related to any crimes committed, ‘yung mga nangyayaring mga krimen sa loob ng ating bansa eh maimbestigahan ng PNP,” she added.

Streets protests were held yesterday to denounce not only the government’s bloody crackdown on illegal drugs but also the burial of President Ferdinand E. Marcos at the Libingan mg mga Bayani in Taguig City and the continued detention of political prisoners.

“The sneaky burial of the dictator Marcos was an assault on the thousands of human rights victims of the dictatorship,” said the militant group Bayan in a statement.

“The unjust detention of more than 400 political prisoners is a continuing human rights violation and a breach of signed rights agreements by the Philippine government,” it also stated. (Elena L. Aben)

comments
  • bubuy

    wala naman talagang EJK kasi! Bintang lang naman yun ng kampo ni De lima sa ating administrasyon! Maninira yang delimaw na yan kaya dapat talaga makulong na yan!

  • prince

    Walang EJk dito! Mga addict na nanlalaban ang namamatay!

    • jezza mae

      pinapalabas lang ks nilang ejk ang ng yayari.

  • christine

    Sang ayon kami sa sinabi ng palasyo! wala naman kasing EJk na nagaganap dito sa Pilipinas! Puro lang naman yan paratang ng mga Dilaw!

  • walter

    sus! aminin nyo na dutiti na ikaw ang nasa likod ng mga ejk dito sa pinas!

    • josh

      anong aaminin eh wala namang ginagawang ejk ang administrasyon eh!

    • toni Lorenz

      manhimik ka nga wala namn na gingawa na masama ang pangulo!

  • erwinsalvaloza

    wala naman na ejk dito sa pinas kaya huwag niyo na batikusin pa ang pangulo!

  • babart-gay

    wala naman kasi na ejk dito!

  • low wendy

    wala naman na kwenta ang dutae na ito dapt dito patalsikin na!

    • Rox{rey}

      manhimik ka nga ang kaapaal mo tlaga!

  • joyce

    totoong wla naman na ejk na nagaganap nga dito sa pinas ang kukulit lang kasi eh

    • lex

      mga kabilang kampo ang gumagawa ng issue ng ganyan kasi

  • Angie

    walang ejk dito sa bansa na ito!

  • ROSE

    kahit anong gawin niyo na pangbabatikos sa pangulo wala kayong makukuha dahil wala namn na ejk dito sa pilipinas!

  • aubrey

    ano man ang sabiin nyo wla kayong mapapa tunayan dyan

    • seph

      hahahha bahala sila lang ang mapapagod

      • jhayjhay

        ok lang mapagod alam nman namin na sya ang nasa likod nyan lahat

        • mike

          sige kayo ang bahala

  • bogz

    walng ejk dito sa pinas kaya kun pwede tigilan niyo na ang pangulo!

  • bhong_bhong

    kahit ano pa ang gawin niyo wala kayong matatgpuan na ejk dito

    • dianne gonzaga

      bulok ang utak ng pangulo mo!

      • denisse

        manhimik ka nga masyado ka naman na maingay!

  • joshua

    walng ejk dito mag-isip naman kayo ng mabuti!

  • kimBERLY

    tumigil na nga kayo sa pambibitang ng ganyan!

  • Alexandra (diwata)

    kung ako sainyo itgil niyo nalng yan na gulo na yan!

  • victor angelo

    mga naninira lang ky digong ang my gawa nyan.

    • jhayzel

      oo nga, mga inggit!at sakim sa kapangyarihan.

  • aLEX santos

    bulok na ang kokote nyan ni dutae.

    • rOn_NiE

      alam mo pre kung adik ka!sumuko kna lang.