Binay rebukes Duterte: Thou shall not kill

Jorge CariƱo, ABS-CBN News

Warns voters there will be extra-judicial killings 'left and right' under a Duterte presidency

Vice President Jojo Binay visits a community in East Kamias, Quezon City on Thursday, with over one month left before the May 9 elections. Candidates running for national posts prioritize Quezon City for their campaign sorties, being one of the vote-rich cities in Metro Manila. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

MANILA - Vice President Jejomar Binay has never spoken ill of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, even in the last presidential debate held in Cebu City where he was vocal about his admiration for the mayor.

But while campaigning in Quezon City on Thursday, Binay started to attack Duterte, warning the public about the mayor's promise to rid the country of crime in three to six months.

Speaking to reporters, Binay said Duterte would try to accomplish this with his brand of justice in Davao City -- through extrajudicial killings.

"Suntok sa buwan. Alam mo, yang problema sa katahimikan, peace and order, isang resulta yan ng kahirapan. Yung nagsabi ng 3 to 6 months, yung kanyang pamamaraan para makamit ang peace and order, ang extrajudicial killings," Binay said.

"Ito, siguro kaya sinasabing 3 to 6 months, may extrajudicial killings left and right. Pagka extrajudicial, mere suspicion lang, pinapatay ka na. Ang pinapatay dito ay ke minor, ke babae, ke whatever, ke matanda na, basta may suspicion. Patay ka nang patay," he added.

"Kahit saang anggulo tingnan, mali yon. Labag sa utos ng Diyos yan: Thou shall not kill. May proseso naman tayo diyan. Mayroong husgado na talagang pag-aaralan kung talagang may ginawa na kasalanan. Kung may kasalanan, papatawan ng parusa. Pero wala tayong parusa ng kamatayan."

Administration standard-bearer Mar Roxas on Wednesday, likewise, criticized Duterte for allegedly promising something that is impossible to achieve.

"Itong 3 to 6 months na ito, pambobola ito eh. Lahat ng eksperto na nakakaalam sa krimen, nagsasabi na imposible ito,'' Roxas said.

He said Davao City, Duterte's bailiwick, is one of the cities with the highest number of index crimes. ''So, papapano sasabihin na titigil lahat ito sa loob ng tatlo hanggang anim na buwan kung sa dalawampung taon sa Davao City, hindi ito nasugpo?"

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Meanwhile, Binay also said he is disappointed with Duterte for judging him and his family, despite being a lawyer.

Duterte had criticized the Binay dynasty, saying all members of the Binay family are corrupt.

"Si Mayor Duterte, abogado yan. Alam niya naman ang allegations, allegations, allegations. Kaya nga may hukuman. Yan nga ang masama sa kanya. Ang hukuman ang makapagsasabi kung ang isang tao ay lumabag sa batas, hindi ho yong ginagawa ni Mayor Duterte na sa mere suspicion, pinapatay nila. That is un-Christian, unlawful, violation of human rights," said Binay.

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