MANILA, Philippines — Vice President Leni Robredo’s spokesperson and lawyer Barry Gutierrez gave a easy response to Manila Mayor Isko Moreno after the latter requested him to cease talking for his boss:
“Okay :),” Gutierrez mentioned in an announcement about Moreno’s name.
Each Robredo and Moreno are vying for the presidency within the 2022 nationwide elections.
The Manila mayor earlier mentioned that Gutierrez ought to cease talking for Robredo, after the Vice President opted to skip reacting to the native chief govt’s name for her to withdraw.
Moreno, who was in a press briefing with two different presidential bets final Easter Sunday — Senator Panfilo Lacson and former secretary Norberto Gonzales — stood agency on ending the presidential race.
Nevertheless, Moreno additionally referred to as on Robredo to make the ‘supreme sacrifice’ of withdrawing from the presidential race, which Lacson and Norberto didn’t agree with.
Taking pictures incident in Bukidnon
As an alternative of speaking concerning the Manila mayor’s comment, Gutierrez as a substitute targeted on the welfare of one other presidential candidate, labor chief Ka Leody de Guzman, whose staff in Bukidnon was fired upon by nonetheless unknown people.
Gutierrez mentioned in an announcement on Wednesday that they’re grateful that De Guzman is protected after the incident, including that they might attempt to get extra particulars in order that the Workplace of the Vice President can supply help to the victims.
“We’re grateful that Ka Leody de Guzman is protected after the incident in Bukidnon. There can by no means be any justification for firing at peaceable, unarmed civilians,” Gutierrez mentioned.
“We await extra readability on what occurred, together with verified particulars of the injured so we could supply help,” he added.
Throughout a gathering with members of the Manobo-Pulangiyon tribe in Quezon, Bukidnon to speak concerning the ancestral land claims of the indigenous individuals (IP) communities. Nevertheless, a number of gunshots had been heard in the course of the occasion, leading to accidents for 2 people — together with one who was simply standing beside de Guzman.
De Guzman was unhurt within the incident.
“Salamat sa mga nag-alala. Ako po at sila kasamang Roy Cabonegro at David D’angelo ay ligtas,” De Guzman mentioned within the tweet.
“Ang tinamaan ay ang nasa tabi ko, si Nanie Abela, na organizer ng mga magsasaka sa Mindanao. Casualty rin ang isang lider ng tribong Manobo-Pulangiyon,” he added.
Salamat sa mga nag-alala. Ako po at sila kasamang Roy Cabonegro at David D’angelo ay ligtas.
Ang tinamaan ay ang nasa tabi ko, si Nanie Abela, na organizer ng mga magsasaka sa Mindanao. Casualty rin ang isang lider ng tribong Manobo-Pulangiyon.
— Ka Leody de Guzman (@LeodyManggagawa) April 19, 2022
The capturing comes because the tribe protested the alleged land-grabbing incident of their ancestral land.
“Inirereklamo ng naturang tribo ang landgrabbing sa kanilang ancestral land. Naiulat na could ilang tinamaan sa insidente, kasama ang lokal na organizer ng mga magsasaka at lider ng mga Manobo-Pulangiyon,” PLM mentioned.
“Kapayapaan sa Mindanao! Igalang ang karapatan ng mga indigenous individuals at Bangsa Moro,” mentioned in one other tweet.
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