Senator Gordon: Why is UN silent on murders in Chicago?
On Monday, October 3, Senator Richard Gordon asked why deaths in Chicago, United States have not been raised knowing that they expressed concern on the alleged extra judicial killings in the Philippines.
"Yung sinasabi natin, 545 [murders] sa Chicago, isang siyudad sa United States of America, bakit hindi ginugulpi ng UN yan?" Gordon said.
Gordon said that as of Oct. 1, 2016, 545 killings in Chicago was reported but United Nations (UN) has been silent on this, while Philippines has 3,000 drug-related killings in the whole country since Duterte took office, has been questioned by UN and President Barack Obama.
"Pag tinignan mo ang record, nakalagay ang record, 516. Isang siyudad lamang sa America, siyudad pa kung saan galing si President Obama. Sa atin tatlong libo, sa buong Pilipinas," Gordon said.
Despite this, Senator Leila De Lima said that Gordon should be careful about figures, and look into what the killings are exactly.
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"Are these drug-related killings? Because insofar as this investigation is concerned, the subject matter is supposed to be the drug-related killings. Nothing else," De Lima said.
Gordon defended himself by stating "a killing is a killing."
"I say that not to defend anybody, but to make sure that we know what we're doing here," Gordon added.
Senator Gordon: Why is UN silent on murders in Chicago? Reviewed by Newsinfo Learn on October 03, 2016 Rating: