Duterte hugas-kamay sa impeach Leni

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TUMULAK kahapon si Pa n g u l o n g Dute r t e papuntang Myanmar para sa kanyang official visit bago dumiretso sa Thailand.

Magsisilbing caretaker si Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea habang wala ang Pangulo.

Kabilang sa opisyal na de legasyon n i Duterte sina Acting Foreign Affairs Secretary Enrique Manalo, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Communications Secretary Martin Andanar, Nationa Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director General Isidro Lapeña, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Myanmar Alex Chua.

Kasama rin sina Sen. Vicente Sotto III at Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano sa delegasyon.

Mul a Myanmar ay didiretso si Duterte sa Thailand para sa isa pang official visit.

Ito ang ika-13 at ika14 na biyahe ni Duterte sa ibang bansa l oob ng siyam na buwan. — Bella Cariaso ITINANGGI ni Pangulong Duterte na siya ang nasa likod ng impeachment laban kay Vice President Leni Robredo.

"I never did anything and I will not do anything about it. Magtanong na kayo --- sige patanungan ninyo, I never lifted a finger against anybody. Tapos na ako diyan. I’m beyond politics. I am not…" ani Duterte sa isang press conference bago tumulak papuntang Myanmar. NAGLABAS kahapon ang Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines ng pastoral letter hinggil sa posisyon nito kontra death penalty kung saan umapela rin ito sa mga senador na huwag suportahan ang pagsasabatas muli ng parusang kamatayan.

Binasa ang pastoral letter sa homily sa mga misa kahapon.

Ipapadala rin sa bawat senador ang apela kontra parusang kamatayan, ayon sa CBCP.

“Even with the best of intentions, capital punishment has never been proven effective as a deterrent to crime. Obviously it is easier to eliminate criminals than to get rid of the root causes of

Kamakalawa ay inihayag ni House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez na isusulong niya ang impeachment laban kay Robredo.

"I am beyond politics. I do not want to tinker with it. I just want to focus on my job as a --- which you have given me," ayon pa kay Duterte.

Idinagdag ng Pangulo na tutuparin niya ang kanyang pangako kontra katiwalian, droga at kriminalidad. criminality in society. Capital punishment and a flawed legal system are always a lethal mix," sabi sa sulat.

Idinagdag ng pastoral letter na walang garantiya na walang butas ang legal system sa bansa.

"There is always the great likelihood that those without capital will get the punishment more quickly because it is they who cannot afford a good lawyer and a guarantee of due process. As a law, death penalty directly contradicts the principle of inalienability of the basic human right to life, which is enshrined in most constitutions of countries that signed the universal declaration of

"I will deliver on my promises. Listen to me, even if it could cost me my life, my honor, and the presidency. Kaya kong b i t awan lahat ‘yan, mawala sa akin, but I will comp ly w i th my promise," aniya.

Muli rin siyang nagbanta na mas magiging brutal sa kanyang kampanya laban sa droga at korupsyon.

"Suppression includes all. Kaya drop the shabu if you want to be alive. You human rights," ayon pa sa CBCP.

Nanawagan din ang mga obispo sa mga Katoliko na ipagdasal ang mga mambabatas para sa kanilang pagbo to sa panukalang batas.

“The House of Representatives has recently, with undue haste and under intense pressure, approved the bill re-instating the death penalty for drug offenders. There are suggestions that more offenses will be later included among crimes punishable by death," sabi ng CBCP.

Nauna nang ipinasa sa Kamara sa ikatlo at huling pagbasa ang pagbabalik ng parusang kamatayan sa bansa. — Inquirer do not want trouble with the government, stop trafficking. Iyan lang ‘yon. I will not be for a moment be out of focus on that. Ano ‘ yung ipinangako ko, diyan ako rise and diyan a ko babagsak," dagdag ni Duterte. —Bella Cariaso IPINAGKIBIT- balikat lamang ni Pangulong Duterte sa inihaing impeachment laban sa kanya.

"But I will not be intimidated and I shall not be s topped by just… What? International Criminal Court ? Impeachment? If that is my part of my destiny, it is my destiny to go. Ganon lang ‘ yan, palad- palad lang," sabi ni Duterte kahapon kaugnay ng

impeachment complaint laban sa kaya ni Magdalo partylist Rep. Gary Alejano.

"Maybe God gave me only t wo years, six months, one year and a half to be president of this country, fine," aniya.

Idinagdag ni Duterte na ginagawa lamang niya ang kanyang ipinangako noong nakaraang eleksiyon.

"Basta let it not be said na hindi ko ibinigay ang ipinangako ko. Follow the law and we’re all right. Drop the shabu and nobody will die tomorrow," ayon pa kay Duterte. —Bella Cariaso

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