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Sotto: kung hindi kayo pusher or a user, y Philippines

Wednesday, December 21, Senate Majority Leader Vicente "Tito" Sotto III reacted on the cancellation of James Taylor's show in Manila on February next year after expressing his worries over the alleged extrajudicial killings in the Philippines.

"If you are not a pusher or a user, you have nothing to fear in the Philippines,” the Senator said.

James Taylor, a five-time Grammy award winner post on his Twitter account his concerns.

“The scourge of addiction is a worldwide problem and does serious harm, not only to the addict but to our society,” Taylor wrote.

“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,” he added.

On the other hand, Sotto twitted Taylor's remark.

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

Sotto said that statements of Taylor only showed how the United States are being tolerated illegal drugs.

“(It’s) not just baseless, it’s a sign of how illegal drugs [are] tolerated in their country kaya takot sila sa strong arm approach to dangerous drugs,” said Sotto.

Except for Manila, Taylor said his other shows in Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand will push through.


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