It's somewhat old news since it was dated May 10, 2017 and it's already May 20, 2017. But I thought I wanted to give a reaction to what could be yet another preposterous claim of the Dilawans. As I said, I don't need to be a political analyst, a lawyer or an economist to challenge the claims of Dinuktor Agnes Callamard and Diniktor Carl Hart to be preposterous. Now it's time to talk about the claim of ABiaS-CBN that the Palace fears Dinuktor Callamard:
Akbayan Rep. Tom Villarin believes that Callamard will come back as 45 member countries of the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council urged the Philippines to conduct a "thorough investigation" into extrajudicial killings in the country.
"Malacañang is trembling on its knees saying, Callamard [is] open na maimbitahan kasi 'di na pwedeng harangin pa yung isang official visit by a UN special rapporteur," Villarin said.
"That would give Agnes Callamard the needed ammunition to say na kailangan sabihin ng Duterte administration she will be welcome here."
Let's take a look at the side of Dinuktor Callamard. This is taken from Get Real Philippines which I also quoted in an entry I wrote about granting her pesona non-grata:
Speaking of bleeding hearts, Dr. Agnes Callamard, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial summary or arbitrary execution is in the country as a special guest at a drug policy forum at the University of the Philippines, Diliman. Callamard took Malacanang by surprise by not telling the Duterte administration of her arrival. Her lack of diplomacy was evident when she snubbed an invitation from the office of the President for her to come late last year. She probably wanted to catch the Philippine law enforcement agency off guard. A planned meeting would not have satisfied her.
Callamard must have in mind drug wars in countries like Mexico and Columbia, which were backed by the US. They were very violent, indeed. But, ironically, they were not condemned by the UN as much as they now condemn the Philippines’ drug war. It is quite baffling why the UN, seemingly represented Callamard, is meddling in Philippine affairs. She didn’t even bother gathering correct data from the Philippine National Police before she concluding that the Philippine drug war will not work.In the forum, Callamard emphasised that “the war on drugs does not work”. She added that “many harms associated with drugs are not caused by drugs, but by the negative impacts of badly thought-out drug policies.”
Callamard will be in the Philippines for just a few days and will not even get a chance to investigate the alleged extra-judicial killings relating to the war on drugs. She’ll only have time to meet with like-minded people – people who will tell her what she wants to hear. She will leave with the same impression she had before coming to the Philippines. It will be a visit that had been well planned by her sponsors. They made sure she avoided meeting members of the government who can address her concerns. That just goes to show Callamard doesn’t respect the current government and couldn’t be bothered clarifying her concerns. Instead, she’d rather talk to the media about her one-sided view. She could be the ticket back to power the Liberal Party has been desperately looking out for.
Loida Nicolas-Lewis and the Liberal Party.
If she should come to the Philippines then let her have a vacation in Tondo, Manila to prove her statements. Maybe it's not the right time to give her persona non-grata. Instead, she should have the privilege to have a "wonderful vacation" in the slums of Tondo, Manila. She should sleep in any of the squatter houses that will accommodate her but here's some conditions. She will not have the right to complain if any of the shabu addicts will do anything bad to her whether it'd be theft of her money (and she'll be stranded) or do anything bad to her. After all, didn't she just say there's "no evidence" that shabu leads to violent behavior?
The same goes for the New York Times that's already sensationalizing rumors about President Rodrigo R. Duterte while the rest of the world has bigger problems? Let's assume that Dinuktor Callamard finally packed her stuff and had her vacation in Tondo. Let's just say that she got murdered by people high on shabu. I guess what New York Times would do is blame President Duterte and his government for a murder that's obviously done by shabu addicts.
Remember to all Filipinos fighting for a better Philippines: STAY WARY!