Duterte denies paying police to kill suspects

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Friday dismissed claims by Amnesty International that police were behind the killings of hundreds of suspects in his war on illegal drugs.

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“The report claimed that for every kill, there is a reward of P5,000. Son of a b***h. Why would I give you money for killing? That’s your job,” the President said in remarks during the launching of a solar power project in North Cotabato.

“I don’t know that police racket,” he added.

The report by the London-based human rights group claimed that a wave of drug-related killings in the country appeared to be “systematic, planned and organized” by authorities and could constitute crimes against humanity.

Amnesty International accused police of shooting dead defenseless people, fabricating evidence, paying assassins to murder drug addicts and stealing from those they killed or the victims’ relatives. It found victims as young as eight years old.

It also said police were being paid by their superiors to kill. “The police are behaving like the criminal underworld that they are supposed to be enforcing the law against,” the report said.

Malacañang has downplayed the group’s findings, reiterating that “extrajudicial deaths are not state-sanctioned.”

On Thursday, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said 4,744 reported murders under investigation have been incorrectly referred to by local and foreign observers as “extrajudicial killings.” But 3,459 have been determined to be non-drug-related incidents.

A total of 1,285 incidents had something to do with the victim’s association with drug activities, the PNP said. In these cases, 694 suspects have been arrested and 467 others have been identified as responsible in 1,212 reported deaths.

Senator Francis Escudero plans to file a resolution calling for a probe into the findings of the human rights watchdog.

But Sen. Richard Gordon, chairman of the Senate justice and human rights committee, immediately shot it down on Thursday, saying he saw no need to conduct an investigation based on “hearsay.”

On Friday, Escudero said Gordon should wait for the resolution before rejecting it.

Senator Leila de Lima backed Escudero, saying: “Actual incidents are cited with dates and names of victims and/or witnesses. So, what more do we need from [Amnesty International]?” she said.

AND JEFFERSON ANTIPORDADuterte denies paying police to kill suspects

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Friday dismissed claims by Amnesty International that police were behind the killings of hundreds of suspects in his war on illegal drugs.

“The report claimed that for every kill, there is a reward of P5,000. Son of a b***h. Why would I give you money for killing? That’s your job,” the President said in remarks during the launching of a solar power project in North Cotabato.

“I don’t know that police racket,” he added.

The report by the London-based human rights group claimed that a wave of drug-related killings in the country appeared to be “systematic, planned and organized” by authorities and could constitute crimes against humanity.

Amnesty International accused police of shooting dead defenseless people, fabricating evidence, paying assassins to murder drug addicts and stealing from those they killed or the victims’ relatives. It found victims as young as eight years old.

It also said police were being paid by their superiors to kill. “The police are behaving like the criminal underworld that they are supposed to be enforcing the law against,” the report said.

Malacañang has downplayed the group’s findings, reiterating that “extrajudicial deaths are not state-sanctioned.”

On Thursday, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said 4,744 reported murders under investigation have been incorrectly referred to by local and foreign observers as “extrajudicial killings.” But 3,459 have been determined to be non-drug-related incidents.

A total of 1,285 incidents had something to do with the victim’s association with drug activities, the PNP said. In these cases, 694 suspects have been arrested and 467 others have been identified as responsible in 1,212 reported deaths.

Senator Francis Escudero plans to file a resolution calling for a probe into the findings of the human rights watchdog.

But Sen. Richard Gordon, chairman of the Senate justice and human rights committee, immediately shot it down on Thursday, saying he saw no need to conduct an investigation based on “hearsay.”

On Friday, Escudero said Gordon should wait for the resolution before rejecting it.

Senator Leila de Lima backed Escudero, saying: “Actual incidents are cited with dates and names of victims and/or witnesses. So, what more do we need from [Amnesty International]?” she said.

with JEFFERSON ANTIPORDA

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  1. The wild dogs are barking again!
    But this time these dogs are not barking at the wrong tree—indeed , they are barking at the “wronged tree”.
    That wronged tree is the tree of Satan , the wisdom of knowing good and evil. Why the description , wronged tree? Because , if you are not wise enough in dealing with that awful tree , you are always on the wrong side of wisdom , the wisdom folly.

    This wily Amnesty International has joined the legions of evil doers utilizing that tree of wisdom of the Devil in accusing a man , simply because he is at the helm , pivoting a shipwrecked government , not of his own doing , but an inheritance from the previous.

    You may imagine the present government and the previous government as occupying the same house now—the incumbent is at the forefront while the former is operating in the background.
    So we have simulated the tree of the Devil , his own tree with the two conflicting forces of good and evil occupying the one tree , and the two government now , the present and the past , likewise occupying the one house.

    Between the two government , the present one is the good one for it is the one declaring a war against the evils perpetrated by the past.
    Human rights make foolish judgement by condemning the good one , sparing the evil one who is very much alive though operating in the dark.

    Remember Duterte did not bring along with him his own police force but inherited the same police force of the previous administration. And it turned out , that unit is a corrupted one for they are very much involved in the illegal drugs. Not only that , he has to shoulder a house full of lawlessness.

    These evil entities are accusing the president of extra-judicial killings , they have forgotten the ones that operate in the background , just like the Devil who always love to operate in the shadows. They never come to the realization that the former is the reason why the drugs proliferated in this country.

    And they are the selfsame group that do the extra killings. And it is very glaring that ordinary addicts and pushers were the subjects , not the high-ranked officers involved in the drug industry.
    The managers , of course , are exempted from the executions because they are the bosses shelling out drug money for extra-judicial killings using the corrupt police and extra hired killers.

    Instead of ridicule , the president must be accorded with commendation for his war on illegal drug activities. That could be his crowning glory as far as battling against the drug monster is concerned. That fateful event regarding the killing of a Korean inside the supposedly safe Camp Crame by criminally-inclined policemen , has brought to the fore , the glaring truth that nobody can deny : corrupt police are serving the enemies of the state , the drug managers.

    It also has brought forth the fact that , the president has nothing to do with extra-judicial killings because the death of the Korean should be the highest point of the killing spree perpetrated by the drug syndicates. Killing only the ordinary addicts speak a lot against the drug masterminds. They are exempted because they are their bosses.
    So , the verdict : the president is acquitted while the corrupt officials of the previous administration are the culprits.

    Calling on the Amnesty International , you are barking at the “wronged tree” of Satan—you better educate yourselves concerning that tree of wisdom so as to avoid making foolish judgement.

  2. This is just a ploy from AI who it seems are in association with some greedy personalities in the yellow groups to undermine the administration, discourage the people’s trust on the popular president and ultimately advance their agenda. This is a fact. The yellows are so desperate to take back the power they lost as if it is their birthright to enjoy.