Sen. Sotto reacts to James Taylor's EKJ remark: If you are not a pusher or user, you have nothing to fear in the PH

Senate Majority Leader Vicente “Tito” Sotto III reacted to American singer-songwriter James Taylor announcement of cancellation of his concert in Manila over concern on the alleged extrajudicial killings in the Philippines.

"If you are not a pusher or a user, you have nothing to fear in the Philippines,”Sotto tweeted Taylor.

James Taylor cancelled his concert in Manila because of extrajudicial killings in the country.

Here's below the tweeter post of James Taylor:
“The scourge of addiction is a worldwide problem and does serious harm, not only to the addict but to our society.”

“For a sovereign nation to prosecute and punish, under the law, those responsible for the illegal trade in drugs is, of course, understandable, even commendable; but recent reports from the Philippines of summary executions of suspected offenders without trial or judicial process are deeply concerning and unacceptable to anyone who loves the rule of law.”

Sen. Sotto responded to Taylor's tweet.

“Who loves the rule of law? Or loves the lure of drugs?!” Sotto asked.

He also said what Taylor's stated was not only baseless but in US they tolerated the illegal drugs that makes them afraid of.

“(It’s) not just baseless, it’s a sign of how illegal drugs [are] tolerated in their country kaya takot sila sa (that’s why they are afraid of the) strong arm approach to dangerous drugs,” said Sotto, who is part of the majority bloc in the Senate.

Source: Inquirer

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