Former VP Binay, favors UN probe, face the issue head-on if there's nothing to hide

Former Vice President Jejomar Binay photo from Inquirer (ctto)

Manila, Philippines - Former Vice President Jejomar Binay recently wrote in his newspaper column that the administration has nothing to be scared of United Nations resolution.

According to Binay, the government is claiming that they have nothing to hide and that their hands are free of blood and death, hence the administration should just cooperate with the UN resolution.

He intended his article to some local officials who were quick to condemn Iceland and all other countries who voted in favor of the resolution to conduct human rights probe and request the UN to submit a comprehensive report on the alleged thousands of human rights abuses caused by the anti-drug campaign. 

This comprehensive written report on the human rights situation in the Philippines will be presented to the Human Rights Council, to be followed by an enhanced interactive dialogue.

“If the administration believes strongly - as it has stated on many occasions - that it has not committed human rights violations in the conduct of the drug war, and that the figures being bandied about by human rights groups and advocates are false and misleading, then it should make its case before the international community,” he wrote.

Binay also added that the former police chief and newly elected senator Ronaldo “Bato” Dela Rosa, is giving a strong signal by being overly confident that the Philippine National Police (PNP) has not done any human rights violation and is willing to chop off his head if PNP is proven guilty of such allegations.

“The Philippine National Police (PNP) has maintained that its figures are accurate. Then it should be willing to share its data with the probers,” the former Makati mayor said.

“Now that is not an easy bet to make unless one is certain about his odds.” He added.

Source: Politiko

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