Robredo, Binay, Hontiveros, more politicians participate EDSA March to end EJKs

Stop the violence. This has been the main theme of the prayer gathering inititated by the Catholic Church as a call for the government to stop the alleged extrajudicial killings connected with President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs in which prominent politicians coming from several political affiliations had attended.

Vice President Leni Robredo, former Vice President Jojo Binay, and opposition senators Risa Hontiveros, Kiko Pangilinan, and Bam Aquino, and ex CHR chairman Etta Rosales were among the government officials who were present during the mass and march entitled "Heal Our Land" along EDSA, November 5.

A special mass was conducted officiated by CBCP President and Dagupan-Lingayen Archbishop Socrates Villegas prior to the procession to the EDSA People Power Monument.

The said politicians also posted in their respective social media accounts. Hontiveros said in her tweet, "healing starts with justice. #JusticeHeals."

While Pangilinan also tweet "Salamat sa mga kasama sa paninindigan laban sa pagkitil ng buhay. #StopTheKillings #HealOurLand."

Meanwhile, activist and veteran singer Jim Paredes posted a picture of ex-VP Binay in his Twitter saying "Jejomar Binary was in the rally. He did not cause heads to turn. He was just a quiet marcher."

"#HealOurLand Families of EJK victims gather at the foot of Mama Mary’s statue at the EDSA Shrine. Procession is about to begin," said Leah Navarro in her tweet.

The hashtag #HealOurLand became a top trend in the country.

On the other hand, the CBCP urged police and military to stop the killings.

“Peace to you in the Armed Forces and the police. Stop the violence and uphold the law,” Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas, said in his homily at the Mass.

He also added that if killings will not be stopped, there will be a punishment for a nation that kills its own people.

Source: Politics