Thursday, September 7, 2017

Atty. Rivera to Robredo: "LENI, NAG-IISIP KA BA?"




Another opinionated lawyer, Atty. Bruce Rivera lambasts Vice President Leni Robredo once more.

On his post, Rivera questioned if Robredo is even thinking when the latter told the PNP that it’s their obligation to prove that there’s no state policy to kill drug suspects.

Rivera also expressed that Robredo’s question has an obvious answer. Please read her full post below from his Facebook account.

"LENI, NAG-IISIP KA BA?

Abogado ka naman, Leni. Anyare? Bakit kailangan iprove ng estado na hindi policy ang pagpatay ng drug suspects. How can you prove an absence of a policy? It is like asking someone to prove that dragons do not exist. Ano, certification na walang policy na ganun.

I am mesmerized at how simplistic your logic is. Lalim mo mag-isip, teh. Akala mo ba ganun katanga si PRD na gagawa ng EO mandating for the killing of drug suspects. Hindi po siya katulad ni PNoy mag-isip. Remember the Truth Commission and DAP, all rebuked by the Supreme Court.

Of course, there is no such policy. Such is illegal and immoral in all civilized society. And what is the justification of the state when some are killed in pursuit of a state policy such as anti-drugs? Alam mo yan, Leni. It is an "act of state" which by international law standards is justified. Par in parem non habit imperium. Di ba nga, kahit anong uproar ng LGBT, Uganda still enacted a law that punished homosexuality with prison sentences even death.

The truth is, I am simply asking this question because I am confused. Every lawyer knows the rules of evidence and international law or can read about it if we are not sure of the rules. And yet, you are making these statements like it is gospel truth.

And you wonder why you are so unpopular. Mabuti pa si Trillanes kasi sabi ni Atty. Sabio, supported by 84 million Filipinos. Humingi ka sa kanya ng advise on how to be loved by a vast majority of the Filipino population. And in return, share your intelligence sa kanya.

Sarcasm is such an art."