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Korina explains Duterte’s aversion to COA, CHR: Ayaw niyang may bantay!

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Broadcast journalist Korina Sanchez has a simple explanation on why President Rodrigo Duterte is hating on the Commission on Audit and Commission on Human Rights.

The wife of former Senator Mar Roxas said Duterte viewed these watchdogs as obstacles.

Sanchez said this was the same reason why Duterte abhorred any opposition to his legislative agenda in Congress – he does not want people stopping him from what he wants to do.

Sanchez said the problem with Duterte, if he was allowed to “kidnap and torture” COA officials or snuff out human rights advocates, was who would stop him from committing abuses in his drug war or enabling corruption in his administration.

“Malinaw na ayaw ni P-Duterte na may nagbabantay sa kanya. Ayaw nito ng COA dahil ‘balakid umano sa gobyerno. Ayaw ng (CHR) dahil balakid sa kanyang madugong kampanya kontra sa iligal na droga na hanggang ngayon ay patuloy pa rin halos magtatatlong taon nang nagaganap,” said Sanchez in a tabloid column.

“Ayaw ng oposisyon sa Kongreso, ano ba ang tawag kapag ayaw nang nababantayan o nasasabi­han? Hindi ba, kailangan ng mga taga­bantay sa gobyerno para walang mang-abuso at maiwasan ang korupsiyon?” she added.

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