- PNP chief Oscar Albayalde said that a law cannot be made for a certain group only
- He mentioned that there is no longer need to pass the SOGIE bill
- Albayalde said that the Constitution already exists to protect all Filipinos
Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Oscar Albayalde has commented over the controversial SOGIE bill on Tuesday.
KAMI learned that for Albayalde, the Constitution is meant to protect all the Filipinos and treat everyone equally.
In a report by the ABS-CBN News, Albayalde explained there is no longer need to pass the SOGIE Equality Bill.
"There’s no need actually kasi (because) we are already protected by the Constitution and by all laws of the land equally," Albayalde said.
"Ang sa'kin lang pong take d'yan, we cannot make laws that are tailor-fit to a certain group lang. Let us not make laws just to satisfy a certain person, individual or group. Otherwise everybody will have their own laws,” he added.
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The PNP chief also mentioned that laws should not be made for the benefit of a certain group of people alone.
"Sa ngayon, we really cannot wisdom on crafting a law just for that purpose alone. I don’t think kailangan pa natin ang ganiyang batas just for that purpose alone and for those people alone,” Albayalde explained.
"Otherwise, pwede rin sana ako. Paano kung yung mga walang buhok dapat eh 'di ka dini-discriminate 'di ba? Eh 'di gagawa din sana ng batas ng ganun,” he added.
In a previous report by KAMI, President Rodrigo Duterte said that he is open to certifying the SOGIE bill as urgent.
The talk about the passage of the SOGIE bill has recently become controversial following the toilet fiasco involving transgender woman Gretchen Diez.
The SOGIE bill aims to protect the rights of the LGBTQ+ community.
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