Press Release
August 17, 2016

Koko stands by PNP, truth, in Senate investigation

Senate President Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel affirmed his support for the President's war on drugs and his confidence in PNP Chief Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa.

Responding to Director-General dela Rosa's statement that the war on drugs would not be affected by the upcoming Senate inquiry on extrajudicial killings, Koko expressed hopes that the inquiry would show how the Senate can help the PNP in its mission to "protect the public from the scourge of illegal drugs and criminality."

Koko also assured all those concerned that the hearings will be fair and impartial, and that all those invited to the hearings will be treated with due courtesy. He specifically mentioned that he will not tolerate grandstanding by his fellow Senators at the expense of police officials.

The Senate's Committee on Justice will hold an investigation on August 22 and 23 on cases of extrajudicial killings and their alleged links to the war on drugs.

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