Senate to conduct probe on PNP-drug raid causing death of Kian delos Santos

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MANILA, Philippines — Liberal Party Senators, at Tuesday’s plenary session, expressed their concern regarding the death of 17-year old Kian delos Santos who was killed in a drug operation of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Caloocan City.

“But Kian can be the last, or one of the last. Maari pa natin pigilan ang mga susunod na Kian,” Senator Risa Hontiveros said.

While Senator Bam Aquino said, “Mr. President, we need to put an end to these killings. We need to hold persons in positions of power and authority accountable to the Filipino people.”

After the majority caucus, Senator Panfilo Lacson said, they decided to conduct a probe on the administration’s war on drugs.

Lacson added there maybe some lapses on the operation of the PNP.

“Maski noong panahon ko dapat may kasama. Halimbawa intel unit ang nakakaalam ng lugar, dapat may kasamang uniformed. At kung nag-iimplement ng search warrant, automatic yan mag-coordinate sa barangay,” explained Lacson .

But for opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes, this may face backlash at the PNP.

“Kaya yung mga pulis na inuutusan, binibigyan ng illegal orders tignan niyo yan, yung ginawa sa mga pumatay kay Kian nilaglag na sila ni Duterte,” Trillanes said.

The Committee on Public Order and Dangerous Drugs chaired by Senator Lacson will lead the probe on PNP drug raid operation on Thursday. – Nel Maribojoc | UNTV News and Rescue

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