Kian slay: Duterte not tolerating illegal acts by cops

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TAGGED IN KIAN'S SLAY. (From left) Jeremias Pereda, Jerwin Cruz, and Arnel Oares, accused policemen of allegedly killing 17-year-old student Kian Delos Santos during an anti-drug raid, take an oath during a Senate hearing in Manila on August 24, 2017. AFP PHOTO

THE Duterte administration will not tolerate wrongdoings or illegal acts from any law enforcement officer.

This, according to a statement by Malacanang on Saturday, is the underlying message in its taking cognizance of the charges filed against Caloocan policemen in the death of 17-year-old Kian delos Santos.

“Charges have been filed against the policemen involved in the death of Kian de los Santos,” Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said in a statement over Radyo Pilipinas.

President Duterte has reminded law enforcement officers that he will not tolerate their wrongdoings or illegal acts.

“The filing of a criminal complaint underscores this resolve of the government,” Abella said.

“Let us allow the legal process to run its course, and trust the justice system under the Duterte Presidency,” he added.

Meanwhile, Abella noted that there has been no documented bird-to-human contamination in the Philippines amid the bird flu cases reported in Central Luzon.

“The results are in — all those who showed flu-like symptoms have already tested negative for the AH5N6 virus, this is according to the Department of Health (DOH),” Abella said.

He likewise reminded the public that bird flu is transferred via respiratory and direct routes and that properly cooked chicken meat and eggs remain safe to eat.

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