Sotto rails at UN officials

Vicente Sotto III

SENATE President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III lashed out at members of the United Nations Human Rights Council who are calling for an investigation into the anti-drug war of the Duterte Administration dismissing them as “kulang sa pansin (lacking attention).”

Sotto insisted that the Filipino people should not pay attention to those international critics since they have no right to interfere with the internal issues in the Philippines.

“Anong karapatan nila? Anong karapatan nila para mag-imbestiga sa atin? Eh meron tayo sariling batas. Anong sinasabi na patay ang demokrasya eh kung magmura sila sa Facebook sige sige. Eh sa Vietnam, pinipintasan gobyerno nila kinulong eh. Huwag na lang pansinin yun, wala yun mga KSP,” Sotto said in an interview with DzBB.

With the continued criticisms from the human rights advocates, Sotto said that he is trying hard not to think that they are involved in the illegal drugs operation.

“Mainit sila sa isyu ng illegal drugs parang gusto ko nang magsuspetsa na may kinalaman sila sa illegal drugs o user sila. Ang daming patayan sa ibang bansa bakit ito ang pinagiinitan,” he further said.

He also believed that the UNHRC has been receiving wrong data that resulted in their strong stance against the campaign on illegal drugs.

Sotto eventually advised the critics of the Duterte administration to wait for the next three years of the President’s term and choose their strongest candidate in the next national elections.

“Wag nang pansinin nag-iingay lang yun. Ito namang mga kontra kay Duterte, 3 taon na lang hihintayin, maghintay na lang sila at maglagay ng malakas na kandidato,” he added.