Don’t be fooled! Payment of damages is not a settlement, says Infanta Vice Mayor LA Ruanto
Some people are resorting to false claims to defend a wrong decision.
Infanta Vice Mayor LA Ruanto is warning the public against being fooled by the wrong claims of Duterte supporters about Joseph Scott Pemberton’s payment of monetary damages to the family of Jennifer Laude.
The payment is part of a court order for his taking of Laude’s life. It is not a settlement that extinguishes his criminal liability, Ruanto said in a Facebook post.
He said it was wrong to misrepresent the payment of damages just to defend the President’s grant of pardon to Pemberton.
He also lamented that Filipinos don’t even care about the life of a fellow Filipino.
“Maling mali ang ganitong kaisipan o ganitong pag mamanipulate ng isipan ng Pilipino upang ipagtanggol lamang ang desisyon ng pangulo. Hindi kailanman nangangahulugan ng “settlement” ang pagbabayad ng Danyos or Damages. Hiwalay ang Criminal Liability nito na nagtatakda naman ng pagkakulong. Ang pagbabayad danyos ay kautusan ng korte upang bayaran ang pinsala sa isang tao, hindi para bayaran ang hustisya. Kapwa Pilipino walang pakialam sa Kapwa Pilipino at sa buhay ng isang tao ? toxic comments,” Ruanto posted.
Maling mali ang ganitong kaisipan o ganitong pag mamanipulate ng isipan ng Pilipino upang ipagtanggol lamang ang…
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