Press Release
April 4, 2018

Villanueva on rumors Duterte axed Aguirre, SC's move to review Oplan Tokhang

On rumors that the President is set to fire Justice Sec. Vitaliano Aguirre

Sec. Aguirre serves at the pleasure of the President. I've aired some disagreement with Sec. Aguirre before but ultimately, his accountability is with the President. If the President is not satisfied with his performance, it's his prerogative to fire him.

On Supreme Court's order to review the PNP's Oplan Tokhang

The SC's move to review the PNP's Oplan Tokhang reinforces the rule of law in the country. I hope the numerous drug suspects killed under Oplan Tokhang will find justice as the SC conducts its review of this operation. I also hope this development will trigger the PNP to evaluate and review its procedure in dealing with the war on drugs.

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