- Sen. Risa Hontiveros expressed her dismay over the double murder crime involving a police officer
- The senator talked about the need to remove the sense of impunity among the law enforcers
- She also questioned where the society is heading, following the current issues involving police brutality
- Her post also mentioned bringing up the issue at the Senate and restoring the law’s dignity
Sen. Risa Hontiveros condemned the killing of a mother and son by a neighbor police officer and said the Senate will talk about the issue involving police impunity.
In her tweet on December 21, the senator could not help but asked where society is heading to. She also recounted how the law enforcer killed the civilians without missing a beat.
“Saan papunta ang lipunan natin?
“If a law enforcer & father can feel so invincible that he thinks it’s his RIGHT to murder an unarmed mother & her son. W/o missing a heartbeat. Infront of his child. Shot them in the heads. Binaril pa yung bangkay dalawang beses.”
She ender her tweet with the hashtag #StopTheKillingsPH.
Then, the said tweet was reposted on Sen. Hontiveros’ Facebook page. The post was captioned with a compilation of the supporting tweets of the senator.
“Ito ba ang lipunan at kinabukasang gusto natin para sa mga anak natin?
“It's time to remove this trick mirror that makes the police think they are all-powerful and untouchable. Nasa ilalim din sila ng batas.
“These rogue police act like they are judge, jury and executioner. They are not. Binabastos nila ang batas.
She also mentioned that the Senate will certainly take up the issue, hoping that the law's dignity and the meaning of peace and order will be restored.
“We will take this up at the Senate.
"We must restore the dignity of the law and the meaning of peace & order.
"There is no peace without justice.”
The lady senator is not the only one who aired out the condemnation of the heinous crime that shook up the Philippines.
On December 20, Sunday, Police SMSgt. Jonel Nuezca brutally killed his neighbors, Sonya Gregorio and her son Frank Anthony Gregorio in Paniqui, Tarlac. He did the crime right in front of his daughter and the family of the victims.
Although Nuezca already surrendered to the authorities, more netizens, celebrities, and public officials are expressing their rage and dismay over the issue of impunity involved in the case.
Sen. Risa Hontiveros is only one among those who are crying for justice for the victims. She is also a journalist and community leader. Before, she served as the representative for Akbayan in the House of Representatives of the Philippines.
Even though many fear that the case will be dismissed, the Department of Justice (DOJ) has promised that justice will be served for Sonya and Frank Anthony Gregorio. It has also been found out that the police officer had several other cases filed against him before but were all dismissed due to lack of evidence.
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