Nandito tayo para magdasal, says Drilon on #HealOurLand prayer gathering

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon stood among the thousands Filipinos attended the prayer gathering held in EDSA Shrine as a call to end alleged extrajudicial killings connected with President Rodrigo Duterte's war on illegal drugs, November 5.

The opposition senator emphasized that together with other politicians, they attended the said gathering to pray no other else.

"Nandito tayo para magdasal and to show our disagreement. This is part of our freedom... the right of the people to assemble," said Drilon.

In addition, the Minority Leader also said nobody is destabilizing the government referring to an accusation repeatedly thrown against LP members and their allies.

Another opposition senator, Bam Aquino on the other hand remarked to stop the killings since it is a common wish of all and not just the opposition leaders.

"Itigil na 'yung patayan . I think that's something that's common to – not just politicians in the opposition, but school heads, NGOs (non-governmental organizations), church leaders, different religions also," Aquino said.

"Right now, we're just fed up with everything. Talagang sukang-suka na withthe deaths that are happening in our country," he added.

Since the war on drugs was launched last July 2016, thousands of people have been killed both in police operations and in vigilante-style killings.

Source: Rappler