Senator Risa Hontiveros visited the wake of Kian Lloyd delos Santos on Saturday, promising “full protection and security to the family and to the witnesses, to provide whatever legal service is needed.”
Opposition lawmakers in the House of Representatives joined the mounting uproar over extrajudicial killings in the war on drugs reignited by the killing of senior high school student Kian Lloyd delos Santos of Caloocan City.
While acknowledging their work appears to be a “winless battle,” Commission on Human Rights chairman Jose Luis Martin “Chito” Gascon has no plans of resigning and would rather wait for Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez to make good his threat of impeachment.
(UPDATE - 12:17 p.m.) At least 18 more persons were reported killed overnight in the Camanava area (Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas and Valenzuela) of Metro Manila even as Senator Francis Pangilinan decried the 57 deaths in Bulacan and Manila, mostly in police operation, over the past two days.
Authorities checking a pickup truck whose driver had fled after colliding with an SUV in Imus Cuty, Cavite Thursday morning found the carcasses of 72 dogs apparently being transported to be sold as food.
Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon requested Thursday that the chamber defer approval of the Department of Justice’s proposed 2018 budget after Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II failed to give an accurate report on the number of drug-related deaths since last year.