Shut up na lang! Duterte calls Kiko Pangilinan ‘pinakabobong abogado’
President Rodrigo Duterte has had enough of Senator Kiko Pangilinan’s criticisms.
In a speech in Palawan, Duterte called the husband of megastar Sharon Cuneta as the most brainless abogado he has ever known. Duterte blasted Pangilinan for being good at nitpicking on his various policies and statements without giving a better a solution.
“Maghanap ka lang ng butas pero make sure that your argument is also better than mine because if you do not have anything to say except to criticize like Pangilinan, well I’m sorry, better shut up,” said Duterte.
“Wala ka talaga. Ikaw ‘yung abogado nalaman kong pinakabobo sa lahat. I’m not trying to destroy him. Butin two minutes, I will destroy him. Makinig lang kayo,” he added.
Duterte went on to revive his rant against Pangilinan whom he blamed for the spike in crimes committed by minors after raising the age of criminal liability to 15 years old.
“Kailan lumala ang sitwasyon? Iyong pinasa ni — sino ‘tong putang inag ‘to? Si (Pangilinan) piinasa niya ang batas sa juvenile law at tinaas niya from the indeterminate — ‘yung law noon,” said Duterte.
Pangilinan is the author of Republic Act 9344, or the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act of 2006 which raised the minimum age of criminal responsibility (MACR) from nine to 15. Since the law took effect, drug ordsa dn gangsters have used minors to do their criminal work knwing that the police could not put them in jail when caught.
“Doon tayo nagkaroon ng great injustice. Prosecutor ako. Kaibigan ko, may utang na loob ako sa kanya sa totoo lang. I got a message from Sharon, ‘yung asawa niya. Pero sabi ko tanggapin natin ‘yung mali natin na nagawa natin,” said Duterte noting Pangilinan’s refusal to take any blame for the surge in crimes committed by minors.
“Pag nahuli ng pulis pati kayo dito kunin ng barangay captain, kung nanay pati tatay tapos ipakita ‘yung birth certificate. Labas-pasok
all throughout of the country. Ang nagkasala, rape with homicide, balewala. Babalikan pa ‘yung — sabihin pa, ‘Ulitin namin ‘yan sa anak mo’.Ganun ka-brazen ang mga bata ngayon,” he added.
“Hindi mo ma-preso eh. So ilagay mo ‘yan sila sa DSWD. Eh walang gwardiya, sumisibat lang, only to commit another crime in another day.
‘Yung nabiktima, walang magawa kasi hindi mo nga ma-filan (file) ng kaso. So itong mga ‘to, that started about nine years ago?” Duterte
Duterte said there was no question that Pangilinan’s law was the culprit for the failure to curb crime among minors.
“Mag-isip lang kayo noon pa hindi pa panahon sa batas ni Pangilinanat ngayon. Hindi mo talaga ma-detain ang bata whatever the crime may
be. It could even be genocide. Walang sasagutin,” said Duterte.
“Ito ‘yung mga 15 years old doon na makita mo diyan sa EDSA snatching tapos tatakbo lang. Habulan ng pulis. ‘Pag nahuli ang pulis, ang mga bata talagang ‘pag hinawakan mo, mag — they will fight it out to be freed.
Eh kung may sugat, pa-ano kaagad. Kulong pa ang pulis. Kaya sabi ko ito na nga ang nangyari. Pangilinan ‘yan,” he said.