The Liberal Party, which has been tagged as “dilawan,” strongly denies allegations that its members attempted to bribe Saldy and Lorenza Delos Santos to use the death of their son Kian for political propaganda.

The party has not made any contact with Mr. and Mrs. Delos Santos outside of commiserating with them at Kian’s wake and funeral.

This is not the first time that Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre lied about LP. We recall numerous instances the Secretary himself had to recant and apologize for that fake news he spread about the party and its members.

Earlier this year, the Secretary had, for instance, apologized in a Senate hearing for lying that three senators, Senators Francis Pangilinan (LP President) and Leila de Lima (LP), and Antonio Trillanes IV (Magdalo), were planning to offer immunity to some of the personalities involved in the P50-million bribery scandal at the Bureau of Immigration.

For his repeated issuances of erroneous claims, thereby diminishing the stature of his office, we call on Secretary Aguirre to resign.

Of Kian’s parents, their family have been branded as drug addicts and pushers. They have no capacity to protect themselves. We hope that we find it within ourselves to understand the gravity of their situation.