Refusal to condemn CTGs  is cowardice — Senator Dela Rosa

Refusal to condemn CTGs is cowardice — Senator Dela Rosa

SENATOR Ronald ‘Bato’ dela Rosa boldly responded to leftist lawmaker France Castro’s criticism against him.

In a statement, Castro called Sen. Dela Rosa a coward for refusing to attend the House hearing on the Duterte administration’s war on drugs campaign.

To recall, Dela Rosa was the PNP Chief of former President Rodrigo Duterte at the time.

The leftist lawmaker accuses Bato of using inter-parliamentary courtesy as an excuse to evade the investigation.

“The real cowards are those who are known supporters of the CPP-NPA-NDF but still refuse to admit it, and won’t even publicly denounce the CPP-NPA-NDF.  That is cowardice and deception towards the people,” said Sen. Ronald ‘Bato’ dela Rosa.

Dela Rosa added that he has nothing more to clarify in the House hearing as the Congress had already conducted one.

“This has been going on for a long time. Even before Sen. Leila de Lima was imprisoned, investigations were conducted. The Senate and the Congress investigated it. Now, they want to investigate again. They didn’t file cases before, so how much more now? Same questions, same answers. It won’t lead anywhere. They should file a case if they have evidence,” added Dela Rosa.

Meanwhile, here’s why Dela Rosa believes the issue of the war on drugs is being revived now.

“They want to portray in the media that Pres. Duterte is a bad person and many people died, although the cases against some police officers were dismissed a long time ago. Now, they’re asking the same questions over and over. They want to involve the ICC because they can’t handle it in local courts, as their cases here get dismissed due to justified actions by the police. Not all, but most,” he also added.

Furthermore, according to Dela Rosa, the repeated hearings on the same issue are just a waste of time and taxpayers’ money.

Besides the Senator, the House also wants former President Rodrigo Duterte to attend the hearing.


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