ABS-CBN News reported that Elizabeth Batain, Ramon Credo, and Sally Ordinario-Villanueva were executed by lethal injection in China. They have been convicted drug couriers. ABS-CBN quotes Vice President Jejomar Binay, who confirmed that the execution was indeed carried out. Palace deputy spokesperson, Abi Valte was quoted by ANC’s twitter account, “We sympathize with the family of the 3, may this be a vivid lesson in the tragic toll the drug trade takes on entire families.”
Mr. Lacierda’s statement read by the Deputy Spokesperson concluded, “We are resolved to ensure that the chain of victimization, as pushers entrap and destroy lives in pursuit of their trade, will be broken. Those who traffic in illegal drugs respect no laws, no boundaries, and have no scruples about destroying lives. Our response must be relentless, with government and the citizenry working together to ensure vigilance and mutual support to prevent our countrymen from being used by drug pushers as sacrificial pawns, whether at home or abroad.”
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