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Koko tells Robredo: ‘Correct’ erroneous UN speech to escape impeachment

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Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III on Monday (Mar. 20) urged Vice President Leni Robredo to “correct” the claims she made in a video to a United Nations body on the government’s war on drugs so she could avoid impeachment.

“Ganito naman tayo lahat eh, pagka nagkakamali tayo let’s correct. We all make mistakes. Correct natin lalo na if you’re feeding an international organization with supposed to be facts and then you misstated the facts, then you correct. Wala ng problema. May impeachment o wala gawin natin yun,” Pimentel told reporters.

In a video message recorded for a meeting of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs, Robredo said over 7,000 individuals have been killed in the course of the government’s war on drugs through “summary executions.”

She also revealed about a supposed “palit ulo” scheme involving policemen going after relatives of drug suspects who cannot be found.

Her remark has prompted House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez to remark he is considering filing impeachment charges against her for betrayal of public trust.