Aguirre puzzled why Fr. Reyes remains silent on cases of priests molesting minors

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre slammed activist priest Fr. Robert Reyes for asking for his resignation for the department's impartiality in handling the investigation of Kian Loyd Delos Santos' death.


The priest said Aguirre must quit for making a mockery of justice system.

Reyes earlier went to DOJ to support calls from student leaders for Aguirre to rescue himself from the investigation of the murder and torture complaints filed against the cops linked to Kian's case.

Aguirre on the other hand slammed the Filipino priests why they keep mum on the cases of priests molesting minors.

"I am just wondering why in the face of reports of Filipino priests molesting minors, of Filipino priests fathering children, of Filipino priests bringing minor girls to motels and those Filipino priests molesting sacristans, the good Fr. Reyes is surprisingly silent on these serious matters involving Filipino minors," Aguirre said.

The justice secretary added he cannot help to wonder.

On the other hand, Aguirre stressed he will stay as long as President Rodrigo Duterte holds trust and confidence towards him.

"While I respect the view of everyone to express themselves freely, I will stay for as long as I enjoy the trust and confidence of the President," Aguirre said.

Aguirre and the justice department had been questioned by some groups due to alleged impartiality in dealing with Kian's case. This became a fuzz after Aguirre's statements that supposedly favored the police officers who carried out the Oplan Galugad in which Delos Santos died.

The Cabinet official denied expressing bias in the case even as he assured that he would not meddle in the case which is pending before the National Prosecution Service.

Source: GMA News