Hontiveros on sedition complaint vs. Robredo, others: Diversion lang yan

On Friday, Senator Risa Hontiveros said the sedition complaint filed against Vice President Leni Robredo and others, is just a move to divert the attention of the public from the country’s real situation.
Senator Risa Hontiveros / Photo from Philippine Star

I also find it odd that the filing of charges was done days before the President's 4th State of the Nation Address (SONA),” Hontiveros said in a press statement.

I fear that this is another attempt to introduce a ‘distracting narrative’ to the people to veer public attention away from the real issues surrounding the country's state of affairs,” she added.

On Thursday, the Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group filed the sedition complaint against Robredo and 35 others, over the viral Bikoy videos that tagged President Rodrigo Duterte and his family in the drug trade.



Hontiveros said the filing of the complaint was a total waste of taxpayers’ money.

Instead of devoting human resources and money to pursue big-time drug lords and other criminals, our police force goes on a wild goose chase to further harass and intimidate the democratic opposition,” she said.


It is a badly-written telenovela. Bad acting. Awful script. Terrible plot twist,” she added.

We will not be intimidated. We will not back down. Even against overwhelming odds, we will continue to speak truth to power and defend democracy and human rights in the country,” she said. 



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Hontiveros on sedition complaint vs. Robredo, others: Diversion lang yan Hontiveros on sedition complaint vs. Robredo, others: Diversion lang yan Reviewed by Nathan Singson on July 19, 2019 Rating: 5

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