Friday, March 16, 2018

Watch: DDS Leader in UN Vienna Contradicts Trillanes, Senator Turns Silent (Video)

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV is currently in Vienna, Austria attending a United Nation (UN) crime and drugs conference. There, he discussed the alleged number of deaths or victims of the so-called extra judicial killings (EJKs). However, a Filipino leader of the DDS (Duterte Diehard Supporters) in Austria stood up and contradicted the senator.


“I think the senator and the human rights are giving us fake, or not the real figure. Because the 3,000 is only, I mean accepted by the police but the 16,000 is homicide. So, you could not equate the 3,000 and 16,000 and you cannot sum it up into 20,000. That’s very dubious.” Ben Repol said, as he stood up and removed his jacket.

“And the other one is, Mr. Senator, you’re saying that the popularity of the president is going down. But if you look at the survey, there are already 85 percent of the Filipinos supporting the president. Why? Because they feel that they are safe now, compared to the previous administration.” The DDS supporter told the Liberal Party (LP) ally senator.

“I am from Mindanao, and yes there is Martial Law in Mindanao, but we don’t feel the Martial Law of Duterte in Mindanao. We are free to roam around, and we feel that we are protected against the communists, against the ISIS, who is working in Mindanao. So I believe the senator is not giving the right figure.” Repol continued.

“He’s falsely leading us to believe that what he has is right. The Philippine government is also protecting the lives of innocent people. Drug dealers and drug lords are not armless. They have guns. They are ready to kill a police. How many police died in the operations?….How about the human rights of those innocent?” He said further.

Trillanes, a staunch critic of the Duterte administration, and everyone in the room kept silent while Ben Repol. However, it appears that the senator was bothered with his last question. Apparently, the event comes two days after President Duterte announced that the Philippines will be withdrawing from the International Criminal Court (ICC) treaty.

Contributed by Renato Pasayao

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