Sunday, March 18, 2018

LP Ally Fil-Am NGO Admits Allowing Trillanes to Use NGO ID at UN Vienna

A Filipino-American NGO (non-governmental organization) breaks its silence on Senator Antonio Trillanes IV using their ID when the latter attended a crime and drugs conference via the United Nation (UN) in Vienna, Austria. This is after the Liberal Party (LP) ally senator was spotted using the NGO ID, instead of his ID as a Philippine senator.


“We admit allowing Senator Antonio Trillanes to use our ID, as he is among our dedicated sponsors. We believe that the Philippine senator has good intentions for his country, and he is brave enough to expose what’s really happening on the war on drugs by President Rodrigo Duterte.” DRCNet Foundation said in a statement on Saturday.

DRCNet Foundation is an NGO based in Washington DC founded in 1933, with David Borden being its principal officer. Based on its official website, its aim is “to raise awareness of the impact of current drug policies; to promote debate on drug prohibition and alternatives; and to reduce the harm associated with both drugs and drug laws.”

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In late last month, Borden, who is also the executive director of the UN-accredited Drug Reform Coordination Network invited Trillanes to attend the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs’ annual meeting in Vienna, Austria on March 15. The event’s theme is “Human Rights Challenge: One Year Later, Drug War Extrajudicial Killings Continue.”

Incidentally, it is the same NGO that featured that video message from Vice President Leni Robredo in March 2017, apparently to bring to the attention of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs 60th annual meeting in Vienna, Austria claiming that the Duterte administration’s war on drugs has no positive impact to the Philippines.

Trillanes, a staunch critic of President Duterte, is still in Vienna, Austria as of posting. In his speeches in UN Vienna, he talked about alleged extrajudicial killings (EJKs) in the country’s war on drugs. However, Duterte supporters suggested that the senator lied about the data, and that his only intention is to destroy the reputation of the president.

Contributed by Renato Pasayao

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