‘Bakit nga ba tayo humantong sa ganito’ – Sen. Risa Hontiveros Releases This Statement Over Slaying of 17-Year-Old Kian
- Recently Senator Risa Hontiveros vowed to protect the family of Kian Loyd delos Santos as well as witnesses to the teen’s slaying
- She also released this statement concerning the state of the anti-drug war and the controversy surrounding Kian.
- Watch the statement by Sen Hontiveros in this following article.
Tensions are high in the country today as more dead bodies of alleged drug criminals line the streets during the Duterte Adminstration’s War on drugs. Netizens have been divided over the growing situation and many have voiced their criticism over the recent slaying of 17-year-old suspect Kian Loyd Delos Santos. A video shared on Facebook has gone viral, featuring the statement made by Senator Risa Hontiveros over the controversy behind the grade 11 student’s demise.
It can be remembered that Senator Risa Hontiveros recently placed the witnesses of Kian’s slay under her protection and custody. She also promised to offer protection to the family of the teenage suspect.
“My office took custody of the witnesses and began ensuring their safety. Another institution is also helping,” Hontiveros said in a separate statement, according to a report by GMA.
“The protection provided to the family will be extended to the key witnesses who will help in bringing to justice the perpetrators of the extrajudicial killing of Kian Lloyd delos Santos,” she added.
The News5 Facebook page shared this video report of Sen. Hontiveros releasing these statements over this controversy.
Here’s what Sen. Risa Hontiveros had to say about the unfortunate circumstances surrounding Kian’s passing:
“Actually po, buong bansa galit at nakikiramay kasama po nila (Delos Santos family). Bakit nga ba tayo humantong sa ganito? Itanong nga natin ang natin mga sarili ganito ba talaga tayo mga Pinoy? Ok lang ba satin pagbabarilin at patayin ang isang inosenteng bata? Ganun ba tayo kahayup sa dugo, na ok lang patayin ang isang batang sabi po ng lahat napakabait, masayahin, malambing, palabiro. Mahal na mahal po ng lahat ng mga tao dito – kapitbahay nila, mga kaklase niya at siyempre yung buong pamilyang Delos Santos.
Sobra na talaga po ito. Tama na po eto.”
Watch her entire statement in the following video:
Here’s what some netizens had to say about Sen. Hontiveros’ statement:
What can you say about Sen. Risa Hontiveros ’ statements? Do you really think it’s fair for anyone to die without due process?
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