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Bakit puro pro-Duterte lang? Koko thinks senators who didn’t sign EJK resolution were deliberately shut out

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Senate President Koko Pimentel said it was no coincidence that all seven senators who were snubbed in sign the Senate resolution condemning extrajudicial killings (EJKs) were close allies of President Rodrigo Duterte.

Pimentel raised this point amid the controversy generated by his alleged failure to sign Resolution 516 authored by opposition Sen. Kiko Pangilinan.

“Eto tanong ko, kunwari random ‘yan. Walang plano. Ano ang probability na ‘yung pito pinakamalapit sa Pangulo ang hindi nakapirma?” he stressed.

Pimentel added, “Kung random ito, bakit ‘yung pito na kilalang pinakamalapit kay Pangulo (Duterte) ang natsambahan na hindi nakapirma?”

Pimentel, together with Senators Tito Sotto, Dick Gordon, Manny Pacquiao, Juan Miguel Zubiri, Gringo Honasan, and Cynthia Villar were bashed in social media for their failure to sign Pangilinan’s resolution. They were called names, including Palace “lapdogs.”

“Iyung pito wala naman hinanakit na hindi nakapirma. Ang ayaw lang namin ‘wag kami gawan ng kwento na ayaw pumirma. E hindi nga kami pinapirma?” Pimentel said on Saturday in a radio interview.

“Tapos organisado ang online attack na ayaw naming pumirima. Iyun lang ang isyu ‘wag ako gawan ng kwento,” he said.