Duterte denies gov’t hand in lawyer’s murder: ‘Why would I kill a lawyer?’
By Nestor Corrales
2018-11-08 21:22:29

“Why would I kill a lawyer?”

President Rodrigo Duterte denied Thursday that the government was behind the killing of human rights lawyer Benjamin Ramos, who was gunned down in Kabankalan, Negros Occidental late Tuesday.

READ: Lawyer for 9 slain farmers shot dead

“Kami pa ang pagbibintangan ang gobyerno (The goverment is being blamed for his death). What the fucking shit? Why would I kill a lawyer? Napaka-small time (It’s small time),” Duterte said during the distribution of land titles in Boracay.

“Why would I assasinate him? For what?“ he added.

Ramos had assisted the families of the nine sugarcane farmers killed in Sagay City in October. /ee

READ: 9 sugarcane workers gunned down in Negros Occidental

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