Hontiveros pummels ‘Sagay 9’ slay in Negros Occidental
Senator Risa Hontiveros on Tuesday condemned the massacre of nine farmers in Sagay City, Negros Occidental.
“I express my strongest condemnation over the killing of 9 farmers, including 4 women and 2 minors,
who reportedly fired upon by around 40 armed men at Hacienda Nene in Barangay Bulanon, Sagay City, Negros Occidental,” she said in a statement.
The police, however, noted that there could only around five to seven gunmen in the deadly shooting according to other witnesses.
Hontiveros, an opposition senator, also put the blame to President Rodrigo Duterte, saying that the brutal killing happened under his watch.
Meanwhile, the police are pointing to the New People’s Army as among those behind the carnage.
Shortsighted and boorish
Nevertheless, she said the murdering just indicates two things: that the offenders are not anxious of the President or that
his intense talk motivated its driving forces to do the wrongdoing.
“In any case, he bombed in his guarantee to protect our kin. His shortsighted and boorish way to deal with
authorize lawfulness isn’t working,” the congressperson said.
Hontiveros additionally deplored that Duterte’s way to deal with law implementation just applies to the needy
individuals yet not to big-time sedate rulers, landowners, and oligarchs.
Besides, I approach our specialists to direct a quick and exhaustive examination of the occurrence with the end in perspective
of conveying to equity each one of those in charge of this wretched demonstration of viciousness,” she said.