Binay to Duterte: No to killing of children


UNITED Nationalist Alliance (UNA) standard-bearer Vice President Jejomar Binay on Thursday admonished Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte for advocating extra-judicial killings as the mayor’s main platform of government.

Binay, a human rights lawyer during martial law, expressed concern that children were among the victims of extra-judicial killings in Davao City.

“[I am a lawyer]. I am a human rights lawyer. Extra-judicial killing, mali iyon [it’s wrong],” the Vice President said in a radio interview.

Binay pointed out that summary killings have no place in a country governed by laws.

“Extra-judicial killing, [it’s just based on suspicion]. [If you’re talked about, people in the government who believed the gossip would just kill you. That’s wrong. If that’s the case, we don’t have the rule of law anymore],” he said.

“If you can only see a picture of the 14-year-old boy who was repeatedly stabbed dead,” the Vice President added.

Binay was referring to siblings Richard Alia (18 years old), Christopher Alia (17) and Bobby Alia (14), who were reportedly executed by the Davao Death Squad (DDS) in 2001 and 2002, respectively.

All three were knifed dead.

Binay also took a swipe at Duterte’s promise to solve heinous crimes and illegal drugs within six months, saying extra-judicial killings will not resolve criminality.

The Vice President had said that together with effective law enforcement and reforms in the law enforcement agencies and the judiciary, eradicating poverty is the best solution to criminality.

Duterte earlier admitted to killing some 1,700 people, after Amnesty International Philippines expressed alarm over his human rights record.

He confirmed his ties with the DDS, a vigilante group that carried out summary executions in Davao City.


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  1. dating kawatan on

    Extra judicial killings in Davao City have not been proven in the past up to this time nor will be proven in the near future. Duterte said that if you put up a fight with his law enforcement during operations, you will die, because these law enforcements have all the rights to defend themselves. If you try to shoot law enforcement officers trying to arrest you, because you don’t want to go to jail while caught in action selling drugs, you will be killed. A very plain and simple coming from an enforcer. Therefore, can anybody see any sign of extra judicial killings based on these scenarios? Duterte’s law enforcement officers are operating within the guidelines of the law.

    Peace loving people around the world admire the work of Mayor Duterte by turning around the most criminal infested city to one of the safest city in the world. He still looks poor, so evidently, he has managed the taxpayers money very well. Some people do not agree of him having so many wives, but in Muslim world, this is an acceptable practice.

    Jojo starts getting nervous now, and his blood pressure in the last couple of weeks are at their peak. He is trying to imagine what kind of punishment he will get if he gets convicted of the crimes he was accused, during the Duterte administration. Jojo also know well that he is not going to win this election by NOT buying votes. His funds are still frozen by the government, over P12 Billion named under Baloloy and Limlingan accounts. AMLAC should go over the exposed list of Shell companies in Panama to see if any friends or relatives of Jojo are on the list, as well.

  2. Binay gumagawa ng issue para mapansin kse naunahan na ni DU30. VP Binay kung mag salita parang di abogado, walang dating kahit sa debate. Pero sa pagnanakaw abogadong – abogado lang sa pag sisinungaling. Tumigil kana wlang mangyayari pag ikaw nanalo. Ayala nagpayaman sa makati at hindi ikaw!

  3. I agree that there is a problem of peace and order in our country. Extra judicial killings will not solve the problem. There are 2 ways to deminish crimes. First , additional young policemen. Double or triple their number and double their salary. Second, revamp the judicial branch . Judge and make decision in 2 weeks for each case. Triple to quadruple the number of judges and double t o triple their salary. No more case inventory in one year. These will minimize crimes because I do not think there will be zero crimes.