One cannot defend a lie with another lie. That’s what Vice President Leni Robredo did during an interview on ABS-CBN’s DZMM radio.
In that interview, Robredo said she did not tell a United Nations body that the government’s anti-crime drive had claimed the lives of 7,000 drug suspects.
Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa had accused Robredo of giving an inaccurate report in her video message to the UN.
“Wala akong sinabi doon na iyun ang drug-related. Ang sinabi ko lang ay from the time na ni-launch ang anti-drug war, nagkaroon na tayo ng 7,000 summary executions,” Robredo said.
(I did not say that they were drug-related. What I said was, from the time the anti-drug war was launched, there were 7,000 summary executions.)
But a review of that controversial video message to the UN shows otherwise. We’ll let our readers make their own conclusions.
Beginning at 00:50, Robredo prefaced her mention of the 7,000 summary executions by saying, “the body count due to drug-related killings keeps growing.”