Duterte memberikan ‘menembak untuk membunuh’ agar onar: Bagaimana mereka menutupinya

Presiden Rodrigo Duterte berjalan melewati para penjaga kehormatanPresiden Rodrigo Duterte berjalan melewati para penjaga kehormatan. Foto: PCOO EDP

J melihat bagaimana media menanggapi salah satu kisah terbesar dalam seminggu.

Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte made global headlines earlier this week when he used a public address to order his police force to tembak mati anybody causing trouble when they should be in lockdown.  His comments followed protests across the country over the government’s response to the coronavirus and insufficient food and financial aid. Here is how the region’s media covered one of the biggest stories of the week.

Duterte’s order is illegal and likely won’t be carried out

“My orders are to the police and military, as well as village officials, if there is any trouble, or occasions where there’s violence and your lives are in danger, shoot them dead,” Kata Duterte.

The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) menegaskan bahwa mengancam untuk menembak mereka yang melanggar karantina adalah ilegal. “Bahkan di saat darurat kesehatan nasional, proses hukum dan supremasi hukum masih berlaku,Pengacara CHR Jacqueline de Guia mengatakan Berita GMA.

Rappler Tony La Viña dan Joy Reyes membuat poin yang sama. “Pernyataan ini — seperti pernyataannya sebelumnya tentang tembak-menembak - tidak konstitusional,” mereka menulis. “Tanpa proses hukum dalam bentuk proses yang adil dimana kedua belah pihak diberikan kesempatan untuk mengutarakan keprihatinannya, hak seseorang untuk hidupnya, kebebasan, dan properti berkuasa, dan dijamin oleh Bill of Rights. "

Kemudian muncul klarifikasi bahwa polisi tidak akan menuruti perintahnya ke surat tersebut. “Mungkin Presiden terlalu menekankan pada penerapan undang-undang di saat krisis ini,” berkomentar Kepala Kepolisian Nasional Filipina Archie Gamboa, seperti dikutip The Straits Times.

“Jangan khawatir, Kepolisian Nasional Filipina meyakinkan publik kemarin - Presiden Duterte hanya menekankan satu hal,” membaca editorial di Bintang Filipina.

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Presiden Filipina Rodrigo Duterte.

Kelompok dengan cepat mengutuk perintahnya

Amnesty International (AI) dan Human Rights Watch (HRW) cepat bereaksi, mendesak Duterte untuk mengurangi retorikanya. “Mematikan, kekuatan yang tidak terkendali tidak boleh digunakan dalam keadaan darurat seperti pandemi COVID-19,” tersebut Direktur Bagian AI Filipina Butch Olano.

Jodesz Gavilan, menulis untuk Rappler, membawa kutipan dari HRW Carlos Conde menyerukan kepada pemerintah untuk berhenti mengancam orang dan sebaliknya berbuat lebih banyak untuk membantu mereka yang membutuhkan. “Duterte may feel exasperated by the incidents of people breaking curfew regulations but he has to understand that, for the poor affected by this crisis, it is a matter of survival,” dia berkata.

And what of the militant groups Duterte believes are behind the problems? Even they were unimpressed. “Rather than make threats, the President should just deliver the aid sought by the people,” The Inquirer dikutip Renato Reyes, secretary-general of the Bayan militant group as saying. “[Help not arrest] is the people’s cry.”

Duterte and his government took criticism from all quarters

JC Punongbayan, a teaching fellow at the UP School of Economics, wrote a column for Rappler in which he claimed that aid is not reaching people fast enough. He outlined problems with Duterte’s stimulus package, highlighting issues such as where the money will come from and how it will be distributed.

“At the end of the day, money is not really the issue here. There should be more than enough sources of emergency fundstoday we’re enduring two types of crises: one in public health, another in governance,” he concluded. “Unsettlingly, I can’t tell which is worse now.”

The Twitter hashtag #OustDuterteNow trended in the hours immediately following his comments. Menulis untuk Interaksyon, Catalina Ricci S. Madarang dicatat that Duterte blamed ‘leftists’ who he believes are sabotaging the government’s efforts to distribute aid.

She also highlighted tweets by Filipinos calling for more transparency from their government and those fearing that Duterte would use the crisis as an excuse to declare martial law.

Inday Espina-Varona, writing a piece for ABS-CBN criticised Duterte’s response to COVID-19, calling him “bankrupt in governance skills”. She concluded, “Duterte barks out orders to kill and blames politicians to cover up his failure of governance… In Duterte’s Philippines, people will die. The only question is which comes first—death by COVID-19, death by hunger or death by bullets.”

Sementara itu, The Philippine Star’s editorial closed by taking a swipe at both Duterte and those causing trouble, making the point that getting aid to everybody in these difficult times is hard enough as it is.

Saya t menyimpulkan with a call for all to work together to overcome the crisis. “Exploiting a serious national emergency to advance a different agenda is condemnable. The battle cry must be taken to heart by all: we heal as one.”

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