De Lima Sinisi si Pangulong Duterte sa Pagkamatay ng isang Batang Cancer Patient

De Lima blames young cancer patient’s death on Duterte: Na-Tokhang si tatay!

Detained Senator Leila de Lima on Friday deplored the death of a boy due to leukemia, who was earlier orphaned due to the government’s war on drugs.

Detained Senator Leila de Lima on Friday deplored the death of a boy due to leukemia, who was earlier orphaned due to the government’s war on drugs.

She has extended her deep sympathies to the family of 14-year-old John Paul “JP” Bueza Oledan who succumbed to death due to leukemia.

Oledan”s father, the family’s breadwinner, was killed two years ago in the government’s war on drugs.

De Lima said she feels for Oledan’s mother who now has to deal with the pain of losing her beloved son even as she struggles to make both ends meet after the death of her husband.

“Nakaabot po sa akin kung gaano katindi ang pinagdadaanan nilang kahirapan, na lalong pinabigat ng pagpaslang sa ama ni JP noong 2016,” she said in a statement.

“Being a mother myself, I can also feel the pain of JP’s mom, Ella,” the opposition senator said.

She added, “Isang biyuda, na sa kaunting kinikita bilang labandera, ay mag-isa nang itinaguyod ang anim na anak matapos paslangin ang kanyang asawa.”

JP, eldest of six children, succumbed to leukemia six months after he was first admitted to the hospital in April 2018.

His mother, Ella, is a laundrywoman whose husband was killed in the Duterte administration’s all-out war on drugs in 2016.

In a Facebook post of Baigani Community, a group who supported JP’s battle with leukaemia, Oledan’s life ended early because his family was unable to access adequate and timely health care due to poverty.

The death of his father who used to support the family’s financial needs further aggravated their situation.

De Lima said the appalling conditions of Filipino children who have been left orphaned, if not lifeless, since the Duterte administration launched its war on drugs strengthens her resolve to continue speaking out against EJKs and other injustices happening in the country.

“Libu-libong mahihirap ang pinapatay sa katiting na gramo ng shabu pero kapag tone-toneladang shabu na ang nadiskubre, pinapalusot lang at pino-promote pa ng gobyernong ito ang mga nasasangkot,” she said.

De Lima, underscored the need of making the Duterte administration accountable for the thousands of victims of extrajudicial killings.

“Sa pamilya ni JP at sa marami pang biktima ng Tokhang at EJK, huwag po kayong mawalan ng pag-asa.

“Sama-sama nating ipanalangin at pagsikapang marating ang araw ng hustisya, gayundin ang pagpapanagot sa mga salarin sa likod ng pekeng war on drugs na ito ng rehimeng Duterte,” she said.

De Lima filed Senate Resolution No. 9 seeking for a Senate inquiry into the rampant extrajudicial killings and summary executions of suspected drug offenders in the country as early as 2016.

Afterwards, she further proposed SRNs 357, 358, 421, 451, seeking a congressional investigation into the alleged involvement of police officers in cases of extrajudicial killings and the concealment of the same.

De Lima also filed SRN 153 urging the Department of Foreign Affairs to invite the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions to the country to look into the extrajudicial and summary executions in the administration’s war on drugs.

Incidentally, De Lima was detained at the Phil. National Police Custodial Center in February 2017 on drug charges.

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