LOOK: Cayetano LAMBAST De Lima And Gascon For ‘Efforts To Discredit’ Duterte

Once more, Sen. Cayetano defends Duterte admin from critics.
Cayetano LAMBASTED De Lima And Gascon For ‘Efforts To Discredit’ Duterte
In a privilege speech on Wednesday, Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano lambasted two known critics of Duterte admin, particularly Sen. Leila de Lima and Commission on Human Rights Chair Jose Luis Martin Gascon, for “discrediting” the Philippines before the international community by insinuating that extrajudicial killings were rampant in the country.

Sen. Cayetano said,

This effort to discredit the President has reached the international news. In fact, dahil walang suporta dito sa ating bansa … pero people feel safe e. Nararamdaman ng tao ang pagbabago. Dati ang takot tao, ang hindi takot kriminal. Ngayon, ang kriminal takot. Ang tao, ang mamamayan hindi po takot. They feel safe or at least they are beginning to feel safe
He also accused De Lima of misleading the international community when, in an interview, she placed the number of drug-related deaths to almost 2,000 during the first two months of the Duterte administration.

After that, Sen. Cayetano criticized CHR Chair for quoting United Nations special rapporteur Philip Alston’s 2008 report, which defined extrajudicial killings as “any killing by government forces as well as the killing by any other groups or individual, which government failed to investigate, prosecute, and punish when it’s in a position to do so.”

Talagang itong kaibigan natin na si Chairman Gascon, may pinaghuhugutan at talagang galit na galit sa ating Pangulo,”
He also wondered why the Duterte administration is being criticized for its antidrug campaign when the number of deaths was the same during the past administration.

Pero ngayon po lahat ng patay, para bang ang Pangulo natin ang may-ari ng lahat ng punerarya sa ’ting bansa, na-charge parati po lahat kay Pangulong Duterte.

Ikaw po ay member ng cause oriented group—aktibista ka against coal, against mining , aktibista ka na journalist, investigative journalist—pag may nangyari sa iyo at napatay ka, dyan ka babagsak.

But let me ask our journalists today, let me ask our labor activists, our environmental activists, don’t you feel safer today than six years ago?
Kindly watch Eagle News PH recorded full privilege speech of Sen. Cayetano below.


Posted by Eagle News PH on Wednesday, August 31, 2016