Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Prominent lawyer slams Pangilinan's retort to Duterte: "Seryoso senator? Di mo madepensahan yung batas na ginawa mo?"



Compiled photo of Atty. Trixie Cruz-Angeles and Senator Kiko Pangilinan from Google


Manila, Philippines - After President Rodrigo Roa Duterte called him "most stupid" lawyer for authoring the Republic Act 9344 or the Juvenile Justice and Welfare of 2006, Senator Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan hits back.

Pangilinan said, the President should address the pressing problems of the country instead of throwing insults at his critics.


Pangilinan strikes back

“Instead of resorting to insulting his critics, it would be better if MalacaƱang focuses on bringing down the prices of basic goods and on going after the big time drug syndicates running circles around the BoC (Bureau of Customs) and the PDEA (Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency),” quoting the text Pangilinan sent to Inquirer.

Pangilinan's Republic Act 9344 exempts minors below 15 years old from any criminal liability, which Duterte is criticing for it has allowed young offenders to escape charges regardless of the severity of the offense.

The president also admitted earlier that the crime situation of the country has worsened and the "great injustice" started when Pangilinan authored the said law.

On the other hand, Duterte said that he was not trying to discredit Pangilinan but was only expressing his concern over the issue.

Answer the issues raised

With this, Atty. Trixie Cruz-Angeles, a prominent court martial lawyer and staunched supporter of the president slammed Pangilinan for his retort to Duterte.

Cruz-Angeles in a Facebook post said that logically, the senator is required to answer the issue raised, concerning the law he authored.

"Seryoso senator? Di mo madepensahan yung batas na ginawa mo? Hindi mo man lang ma point out yung mga ammendments nito na makakapagpahinahon sa pangulo?" the lawyer also said*

Cruz-Angeles' full Facebook post addressed to the senator reads: 

Dear Sen. Pangilinan:

Logic requires you to answer the point the president raised. Beyond the name-calling, PRRD raised the issue of the ill effects of the Juvenile Delinquency Act.

Instead you said, wag ka i-criticize. Atupagin na lang ni Pangulo ang mga issues laban sa kanya.
Eh?

Seryoso senator? Di mo madepensahan yung batas na ginawa mo? Hindi mo man lang ma point out yung mga ammendments nito na makakapagpahinahon sa pangulo?

Meaning, DI MO ALAM???

Anyare sa iyo?



President Rodrigo Duterte / Photo courtesy of PCOO

Screen-capped image of Atty. Trixie Cruz-Angeles's Facebook post



Source:Inquirer, Atty. Trixie Cruz-Angeles