Pangilinan to Duterte: Focus on rice crisis, not on critics
Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan on Friday said President Rodrigo Duterte should focus on solving the country’s rice crisis and the high prices of goods instead of attacking his critics.
“Instead of attacking those who disagree with his policies he should just focus on solving the nationwide rice crisis, bringing down the high prices of basic commodities, and creating jobs and better pay for our people who are now struggling desperately to make ends meet,” Pangilinan said in a statement.
Pangilinan made the statement after the President again slammed him for authoring Republic Act 9344 or the Juvenile Justice Welfare Act of 2006, which according to the Chief Executive, has produced criminals.
It would be recalled that it was not the first time that the President had chided Pangilinan for authoring the Juvenile Justice Welfare Act of 2006.
Republic Act 9344 exempts minors below 15 years old from criminal liability regardless of the gravity of the offense. /muf
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