The camp of the tough-talking President of the Republic, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shared the explanations why the chief executive was absent throughout the Bonifacio Day celebration. Based on some Palace officials, Pres. Duterte personally attends the case of Bayan Muna Rep. Satur Ocampo and also Rep. France Castro.
Pres. Duterte unable to attend the 155-anniversary of Gat Andres Bonifacio in Caloocan City last Friday due to the fact that the President travelled to Mindanao to personally check the updates of the case being submitted by the Talaingod Police to militant group leaders who were accused of kidnapping.
Based on the announcement released by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Pres. Duterte is so worried about the real situations of the minors who were allegedly kidnapped by the group of Satur Ocampo and that is certainly the reason why the President quickly came back to Davao.
The Palace official additionally mentioned that there will be no special treatment to the group of Ocampo, hence the authorities will handle them as the usual alleged prisoners who devoted crimes and if confirmed guilty should face the entire force of the law.
Sec. Salvador Medialdea was cited as stating “No special treatment kasi lumabag siya sa batas. Itatrato siya like any other na lumabag din sa batas,” Medialdea said.
The Malacañang Palace guaranteed the general public that they will constantly follow the rules as well as the due process of law in dealings with the case of Satur Ocampo and also France Castro.
To confirm that there is in fact due process of law when it comes to Ocampo, the court handling their case provided the militant’s camp 10 days to process their counter-affidavit to gather their issues and prove that they were not associated with kidnapping of minors.
The Palace additionally told the camp of Satur Ocampo not to sensationalize the issue and created some “circus” which could outcome to some propaganda against the government because of the arrest of Satur Ocampo and France Castro.
Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo furthermore stated that the probable trial by publicity strategy of the Ocampo camp will never help in the latest case being faced by the progressive militant groups. The suspects must need to follow the process and not to provide any premature conclusion.