Gordon to CHR: I`m not a coward, CHR should issue an apology
In an interview, Wednesday, October 12, Senator Richard Gordon said that the The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) should issue an apology over the 'unfair' remarks by one of their commissioners.
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CHR won't be allowed to present their witness at the Senate hearing of extrajudicial killings until they give their apology.
“It should be the Commission on Human Rights who should apologize and they should castigate Cadiz because they will not be effective kapag hindi ganoon ang gagawin nila,” Gordon said.
CHR Commissioner Roberto Eugenio Cadiz recently slammed Gordon and said that he is a “coward" and was “afraid” of conducting the hearing.
Senator Miguel Zubiri also said that it was an “insult to the Senate and its history.”
“I cannot let this pass…The commissioner’s statement is truly unfair… I would like to hear an explanation and at least, demand an apology,” Zubiri said.
According to GMA News Online, Gordon said that CHR Chairman Chito Gascon has apologized for Cadiz's remarks, however, the senator said that Cadiz himself should issue the apology.
“The point is, we all have to take responsibility for our actions. CHR, the leader, must always take responsibility for the people he leads. Chito Gascon has done that but the CHR has not done that,” Gordon said.
“It is unfair for anybody who is not even known to us to suddenly come out of the woodwork, call press conference and dare to say that we are cowards. I’m not a coward. I don’t have to prove my manhood to anybody,” Gordon added.
Gordon intends to finish the extrajudicial killings investigation in just two more hearings.
Source: GMA News Online
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