Pinapatay tao n’yo sa BuCor, nganga kayo? Dick says ‘leadership’ should start with Duterte, Guevarra
When his father, then Olongapo City mayor James Gordon, was assassinated in February 1967, Senator Dick Gordon said then President Marcos sent his top dogs – Generals Fabian Ver and Rafael Ileto – to look into the killing of a top local government official.
This is the kind of swift and direct action Gordon wants President Rodrigo Duterte and Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra to to take in the face of 16 killings in of Bureau of corrections officials since 2011, the latest being the cold blooded murder of its legal chief Fredric Santo.
“There was a sense of urgency at that time. Eto wala eh. Pagka tao mo pinapatay, dapat ipagtanggol mo tao mo kaya dineretso ko na. Eh kung ikawmamatay sino magsasalita para sayo?” said Gordon in an interview with reporters.
Gordon said there was a need to “change the culture of everybody” especially with the Philippine National Police who “don’t really care… no sense of urgency.”
“Leadership starts with the President, down to the Secretary of Justice, down to the Bureau of Correctionals. Dapat talaga any mistake, bayad sila. Kung ako mamamatayan ng tao I would take it personal kase pinapatay mo tao ko eh,” said Gordon.
“Sabihin ko dun sa Secretary ‘Judge wala raw silang power’ sabi ko I don’t believe that. You have the power sumunod ka diyan, tatalon lahat diyan eh. The President should really make pukpok unfortunately, we are so personality conscious na dapat parati Presidente ang gagalaw . Somebody’s got to be the bad cop. So Secretary of Justice. Ang dami mong mga tao diyan na dapat mo mapagsabihan na ‘Sabi ng Presidente, it’s the President’s desire to make sure you solve this case’. Wala eh. Hindi nakikita eh. Ano yun nakikiramay nalangtayo pag namatay?,” he added.