Barry Gutierrez to Sara Duterte: There are laws for honesty!
Atty. Barry Gutierrez is at his wit’s end with Davao City Mayor Inday Sara Duterte. The abogado reacted in behalf of detained Senator Leila De Lima after Duterte challenged her to make a law on honesty.
Honesty is ALREADY a requirement for public officials under existing laws. EO 292, s32: public officers must serve the people with the utmost INTEGRITY; RA 6713, s4a: government powers must be used HONESTLY; RPC, a171: punishes making UNTRUTHFUL statements in a public document. https://t.co/gFoOo8ZSIM
— Barry Gutierrez (@barrygutierrez3) March 25, 2019
Gutierrez noted that there are existing laws expecting public officials to be truthful. The abogado listed EO 292 and RA 6713 to substantiate his claim.
The abogado insisted that the law is clear already and yet it’s an issue. He wrote how even the Revised Penal Code Article 171 “punishes making UNTRUTHFUL statements in a public document.”
Ayun lang, bagsak ata sila sa law!