[Trending Now] Senate Justice Panel Ends Hearing on EJK, Gordon Declares 'We Have Enough to Report'
After six senate hearings, the senate committee on justice decided to terminate the investigation on extrajudicial killings. Senator Ric...
After six senate hearings, the senate committee on justice decided to terminate the investigation on extrajudicial killings.
Senator Richard Gordon, chairman of the said committee, said: "We have enough to report". Senator Panfilo Lacson then moved to terminate the hearing.
“By Monday, we will have a report…so that the public will be assuaged that we are all watching out for each other here. [It] may not be perfect but we will try,” Gordon added.
Before the termination, Commission on Human Rights chairperson Chito Gascon was finally given the permission to speak before the committee. Gordon refused to hear the witnesses presented by CHR after one of the commissioners called him a coward. He then demanded an apology.
“We do wish to express that the Commission on Human Rights is always ready and prepared [to assist] the Senate committee in the great work it is doing in ferreting out the truth on the issue of extrajudicial killings and other issues on human rights,” Gascon stated.
Gordon tried shifting the hearings into the discussion of the death penalty bill authored by Senator Manny Pacquiao but due to the lack of resource person, they were forced to revert back into EJK.
Meanwhile, CHR witnesses will be included in the committee reports as assured by Sen. Gordon.