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De Lima wants Senate probe into ‘senseless’ deaths of curfew violators

'These violations and senseless deaths are manifestations of clear abuse of power by government,' says Senator Leila de Lima

4/22/2021 10:22:00 AM

Senator Leila de Lima is seeking a congressional probe into the deaths of curfew violators who were arrested when President Rodrigo Duterte placed the “NCR Plus” bubble under ECQ.

'These violations and senseless deaths are manifestations of clear abuse of power by government,' says Senator Leila de Lima

Senator Leila de Lima is seeking a congressional probe into the deaths of curfew violators who were arrested when President Rodrigo Duterte placed the “NCR Plus” bubble under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ).De Lima filed Proposed Senate Resolution (PSR) No. 703 on Thursday, April 22.

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In filing PSR 703, De Lima wants the Senate to investigate the reported human rights abuses committed against curfew violators when the “NCR Plus” bubble – which includes Metro Manila and the provinces of Bulacan, Rizal, Laguna, and Cavite – were placed under ECQ for two weeks.

“These violations and senseless deaths are manifestations of clear abuse of power by government,” said the Duterte critic, who has been in detention for more than four years over what she described as trumped-up drug charges.“This series of beatings which led to deaths of innocent victims is a demonstration of how government is continuing with its campaign of systemic violence, climate of fear, and impunity among officials and lack of regard for human rights,” De Lima added. headtopics.com

She cited thein early April, just two days after he was arrested for violating the curfew in General Trias, Cavite, and punished with 300 rounds of pumping exercise akin to squats. Peñaredondo died due to a stroke. Read more: Rappler »

ADB trims 2021 forecast for PH economy with ‘fragile’ recovery expected

The Asian Development Bank has slashed its economic growth forecast for the Philippines this year from 6.5% to 4.5%, projecting a 'fragile' recovery for the economy in 2021 before it picks up next year as uncertainty enveloping the COVID-19 pandemic continues to dampen consumer and business confidence.

There is a price to pay for breaking the rules and spreading the virus. Go Roddy.