Zubiri tells media: Help us improve the image of the Philippines

MANILA, Philippines — Help us beautify the image of the Philippines, Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri told the media on Monday.

Zubiri made the call after he was asked for his reaction to the United Nations – Human Rights Council’s calling out of the Philippines due to the country’s war on drugs.

“Ano ba ‘yun, ang tagal na ng issue na ‘yan. Lumang tugtugin na yan,” he said.

(That is a long-standing issue. That’s an old tune.)

He then brought up the issue of media killings, including the recent murder case of broadcaster Percival “Percy Lapid” Mabasa, which he said has “the full force of the law.”

Lapid, a broadcaster critical of the administrations of former Presi…

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