Just like the People Power Revolution31 years ago, the Liberal Party of Vice President Leni Robredo tries to attract government leaders, church patrons, and civilians to protest against President Du30 using alleged human rights violations particularly the Davao Death Squad and Extra-Judicial killings. Robredo’s challenge to the president to back the senate probe to investigate death squads if he is not involved with it is LP’s way of showing their authority undermining the rule of law in a democratic system of government. The late president Corazon Aquino is even labeled as an icon for democracy when she is the real dictator.
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[VIDEO]: Lumutang ang isang retiradong pulis na dating lider umano ng “Davao Death Squad,” at iniugnay ang noon ay Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte sa operasyon ng vigilante group.
Vice President Leni Robredo urges the President to support the revival of a Senate investigation into the alleged “death squads.” His allies allegedly oppose it. Retired policeman Arturo Lascañas’ claims that Du30 directs hitmen against drug suspects and political opponents in Davao City. This is when he is still the city’s mayor. It is a “matter of great alarm and concern,” said Robredo.
EDSA Gathering to Criticize Du30
Freedom Rally at the Luneta
The Freedom rally a few miles away, pro-Duterte supporters listen to Christian songs and testimonies of former addicts. The protest counteracts accusations on drug-related deaths presumed as sanctioned by the administration as per its political enemies. This happens a day after the arrest of one of the most vocal critics, Senator Leila de Lima of his anti-drug campaign. Robredo and co-Liberal Party members condemn this despite the long process in court before her arrest.
Robredo, Innocent until Proven Guilty Prevails in a Democratic Country
EDSA should serve as a reminder that people must practice real democracy. That means, one is considered innocent until proven guilty. There should be no gathering accusing any government of human rights violations if not found guilty by the court of law. Robredo and her peers should master these things as a human rights lawyer. At least, she can learn more before the decision on the electoral protest filed by Bongbong Marcos against her.