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Mar Insists That There Is No "Roxas Generals". What Do You Think?

Losing Liberal Party presidential bet Manuel Roxas II has reacted over allegations that he was linked to the police generals accused by President Duterte as protectors or directly involved in the illegal drug trade.

Roxas explained that his “professional working relationship” with these officials began when he was secretary of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and “ended when I filed my resignation in 2015.”

“It has come to my attention that some online sites and traditional media outlets have branded certain individuals as ‘Roxas generals’,” said Roxas, emphasizing: “To be clear: there are no ‘Roxas generals.’ The 5 generals named were not part of my campaign.”

Roxas added that many wrong informations were being spread on social media.

One was that all five top officials were in active service when in truth two of them had retired several months before the May 9 polls.

Garbo was said to be a vocal supporter of Roxas during the last presidential elections while Diaz was one of the officials who were seen in a meeting at a hotel in Cubao, Quezon City with a Roxas supporter just before the elections.

Even without clear basis, according to Roxas it was said that these individuals campaigned for him in the last elections.

“Let me emphasize that I have never supported nor encouraged illegal drugs. It is a plague that afflicts families, rich or poor, and destroys the fabric of family life,” Roxas added.

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  1. The Philippine Bill of Rights is in Article III of the 1987 Constitution of the Republic of the Philippines.

    Section 14. (1) No person shall be held to answer for a criminal offense without due process of law.

    (2) In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall be presumed innocent until the contrary is proved, and shall enjoy the right to be heard by himself and counsel, to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation against him, to have a speedy, impartial, and public trial, to meet the witnesses face to face, and to have compulsory process to secure the attendance of witnesses and the production of evidence in his behalf. However, after arraignment, trial may proceed notwithstanding the absence of the accused provided that he has been duly notified and his failure to appear is unjustifiable.

    SECTION 12. (1) Any person under investigation for the commission of an offense shall have the right to be informed of his right to remain silent and to have competent and independent counsel preferably of his own choice. If the person cannot afford the services of counsel, he must be provided with one. These rights cannot be waived except in writing and in the presence of counsel.

    (2) No torture, force, violence, threat, intimidation, or any other means which vitiate the free will shall be used against him. Secret detention places, solitary, incommunicado, or other similar forms of detention are prohibited.

    (3) Any confession or admission obtained in violation of this or Section 17 hereof shall be inadmissible in evidence against him.

    (4) The law shall provide for penal and civil sanctions for violations of this section as well as compensation to and rehabilitation of victims of torture or similar practices, and their families.

    SECTION 17. No person shall be compelled to be a witness against himself.


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