Trillanes blames Gordon for the EJKs in Duterte's drug war

Senator Antonio Trillanes claims his colleague Dick Gordon has lost all credibility to lead impending probe kn the recent record of reported extrajudicial killings.




Basing from over 80 alleged drug suspects in Bulacan and Metro Manila, Trillanes said he will ask the Senate Majority Bloc on Tuesday to replace Gordon as the chair of Blue Ribbon Committee.

The opposition senator also said that Gordon had already concluded since last hear that there was no state-sponsored EJK of drug dealers and users.

Gordon also heads the Committee on Justice which probed the unabated EJK of suspected drug personalities.

Sen. Leila De Lima who is currently detained was oust by Manny Pacquiao and installed Gordon as the justice chair.

"Ang hihilingin ko dun sa mayorya ng mga senador ay palitan itong Sen. Gordon bilang blue ribbon committee chairman dahil nga kagaya ng nasabi ko last year pa itong isyu na yan pero binigyan niya ng conclusion na wala raw state-sponsored EJK," Trillanes exclaimed.

He added Gordon stopped the probe even there were witnesses from Commission in Human Rights who claimed that it is the Philippine National Police doing the alleged EJKs.

"Kaya hindi pwedeng magmalinis dito si Senator Gordon kasi yung dugo ay nasa kamay niya rito," said Trillanes.

He concluded EJKs should have been stopped last year

"We could have stopped this as early as last year. Pero ngayon eto na umabot, lumagpas na 10,000 ang patay."

Source: PhilstarPolitics