Senator Antonio Trillanes IV is now asking nine (9) questions on the alleged EJKs (extra-judicial killings) on President Rodrigo Duterte’s intensified war against illegal drugs. He posted those questions in his official Facebook page this Monday, March 20, in Filipino. For the benefit of non-Filipinos, we at Taho News translated them to English.
To start with, Sen. Trillanes said that many Filipinos are saying that it is just fine that 8,000 people have been killed because they are criminals. He noted that killing is wrong and illegal. So he asks, “If it is the right thing to do, can we teach it to your children?” Our answer: It is wrong to kill anyone, unless it is self-defense when someone tries to kill you.
Second, Sen. Trillanes said that the people killed are only suspects, and are not yet convicted criminals. the soldier-turned politician claimed that some people finger-pointed them or just wanted them to be killed for no reason at all. Third, he said that hundreds of innocent people have been killed, either victims of mistaken identity or collateral damage.
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Fourth, the Liberal Party (LP) inclined senator asked President Duterte on what he will feel if his own children becomes the next victim of EJK or collateral damage. Fifth, he asked the president what if he himself or his loved ones will be victims of police planting illegal drugs as fake evidence, so that they can be accused of being drugs suspects.
Sixth, Sen. Trillanes asked what if they will be more victims, just like what happened to Korean businessman Jee Ick Joo. Seventh, he asked why only poor suspects have been killed, and not the big-time drug lords? He also asked that if the people killed are really drug suspects, why not let them live to reveal their drug lords and place them in rehab?
Eighth, Sen. Trillanes said that if the killings of drugs suspects is an effective solution to stop illegal drugs trade, why are there still drug addicts in Davao City, where Duterte served as mayor for 22 years. He also questioned why Davao City has the most number of rape cases based on PNP data, and why EJK is not happening to other countries.
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Credit: Antonio “Sonny” Trillanes IV Facebook
The ninth and the last part is not a question, but rather a statement. Sen. Trillanes said that neither President Duterte nor the police has the right to decide as who should live and die in the war vs drugs. In this point, we agree with him. However, we strongly believe that people behind illegal drug trade are the ones killing each other, for obvious reasons.
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