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Sponsorship Speech for the Committee Report on the Killing of Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr.

Mr. President, fellow members of this august chamber, this representation has the honor to report on the Senate floor the result of the inquiry, in aid of legislation, conducted jointly by the Committee on Public Order and Dangerous Drugs and the Committee on Justice and Human Rights, into the killing of Mayor Rolando Espinosa, Sr. of Albuera Leyte, as embodied in Committee Report No. 46.

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Preliminary Statement for the Inquiry in Aid of Legislation on the Death of Albuera town Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr.

Good morning.

I would like to welcome everyone to the joint public hearing of the Committee on Public Order and Dangerous Drugs and the Committee on Justice and Human Rights, with reference to the manifestation and motion made by Sen. Vicente Sotto III last November 7, 2016, tasking your Committee to investigate and inquire, in aid of legislation, into the killing of Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr. of Albuera, Leyte.

To the members of our country’s police force and everyone present, let me remind you of the following: To serve and protect. The responsibility of every police officer is to serve the public and respect life and property. No police operation shall be conducted in order to serve or protect the illegal activity of a particular person, group or criminal syndicate.Β  Continue reading “Preliminary Statement for the Inquiry in Aid of Legislation on the Death of Albuera town Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr.”

On the Killing of Mayor Espinosa Inside His Detention Cell in Leyte

Offhand, I can smell EJK (extra-judicial killing), and I base my conclusion on the circumstances that surround the killing. Having said that, I can’t understand for the life of me:Β  Continue reading “On the Killing of Mayor Espinosa Inside His Detention Cell in Leyte”