Govt to EU: Our policy is to end the murders

“The policy we have is the policy of ending these murders,” National Security Adviser Norberto Gonzales said, reacting to the comments made on Monday by Alistair McDonald, head of the European Commission to the Philippines, on the reported extra-judicial killings in the country.

The Arroyo administration has denied imposing “policy of killings,” adding it would discuss the issue with the EU ambassador.

“We don’t have a policy of killing . . . maybe I’ll talk to the ambassador about the killings,” Gonzales said.

McDonald had said the European Union is interested in seeing the Philippine government is addressing the murder cases of Eleazar Billanes, an anti-mining environmentalist, and Rebelyn Pitao, a teacher and daughter of a ranking rebel leader.

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