De Lima and Trillanes: Duterte can be impeached for defending cops
In an interview to Senator Leile De Lima, she said that President Rodrigo Duterte can be impeached for defending the policemen who killed Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr.
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“How can there be accountability for these EJKs if the President himself keep on shielding these law enforcers?” De Lima said.
“Kinakasuhan pa lang ng NBI (National Bureau of Investigation), pina-pardon na niya. That’s tantamout to pardon, ina-abswelto niya kaagad. That’s not even his duty because the duty belongs to the judiciary, the courts; so bordering na ‘yan to impeachability eh,” De Lima added.
She said that Duterte can be impeached by “Betrayal of public trust.”
According to GMA News, De Lima said that it is Duterte's responsibility to enforce the law and punish those who will commit crimes.
During the Urban Poor Solidarity Week in Mandaluyong City, Duterte said he will not allow the Leyte cops who killed Espinosa to go to jail despite the findings of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) of murder and rubout.
“I will not allow these guys to go to prison maski sabihin ng NBI murder. Tutal, under ko man ang NBI. Under ko rin iyan, ang Department of Justice. But I do not interfere," Duterte said.
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"May finding sila? Good. File nila ng kaso. Pero hindi ko pabayaan ang mga pulis na ito kasi ako ang may utos eh," he added.
For the part of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, he said the remarks of Duterte proves that he is the mastermind of killing Espinosa.
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“Maganda yang statement na yan. That’s going to be used [as] evidence against him,” Trillanes said.
“So pagka-civilian na siya, kasi prescribed sa murder 20 years, so sa statement niya na yan ay dadawit at dadawit siya,” Trillanes said.
Source: GMA News Online
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