Reiterates importance of continuing PRRD’s holistic approach in fighting illegal drugs
Sen. Christopher “Bong” Go, Vice Chair of the Senate Committee on Public Order, underscored the need for the next administration to continue President Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign against illegal drugs.
The senator cited how the Duterte Administration’s campaign against illegal drugs has reduced crime rates in the Philippines, saying, “Sa nakita ko kasi sa ilalim ng pamumuno ni Pangulong Duterte, kapag nako-contain mo ang paglaganap ng ilegal na droga, kasamang bumababa ang krimen at pati na rin ang korapsyon.”
According to recent reports from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, under the Duterte Administration, almost 15,000 high-value drug targets were turned over to authorities. In addition, more than PhP88 billion worth of illegal drugs, including PhP76 billion worth of shabu, were confiscated.
Go acknowledged the other programs and measures to protect peace and order that President Duterte initiated. He stressed that their continuation will help sustain the gains made under the current administration and ensure long-term security for the country.
The senator also reassured that he and President Duterte are willing to help the next administration in the best way they can.
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STATEMENT ON BELLO’S CLAIMS ABOUT DRUG TRADE IN DAVAO
Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) is alarmed by the recent claims by Mr. Walden Bello about Davao City being a trading center of illegal drugs in the South.
HNP takes this information seriously as a regional party with incumbent elected official members who want to strengthen our coordination with law enforcement agencies fighting the proliferation of prohibited drugs.
Based on the claims made by Mr. Bello during the Comelec-sponsored Vice Presidential debates on March 19, it’s apparent that he holds information about the illegal drugs in Davao but deliberately kept it from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and the Philippine National Police.
It can be said that Mr. Bello is a narcopolitician in a way that he withheld information crucial in the government’s anti-drug campaign.
Because of this, HNP has already requested for an investigation into the extent of Mr. Bello’s knowledge and involvement in the illegal drug trade in Davao City.
As a Vice Presidential candidate in a narcopolitics, as someone who knowingly and purposely refused to disclose information or cooperate with the authorities, Mr. Bello has just presented himself as a danger to peace and order and a threat to the anti-illegal drugs campaign of the government.
HNP wants Bello’s involvement in illegal drug trade probed
Bello is a narco-politician in a way that he withheld information crucial in the government’s anti-drug campaign
The Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) finds vice presidential aspirant Walden Bello as a “threat” to the government’s anti-illegal drug campaign, following his recent claims that Davao City is the “drug-center” of the southern part of the Philippines.
“HNP takes this information seriously as a regional party with incumbent elected official members who want to strengthen our coordination with law enforcement agencies fighting the proliferation of prohibited drugs,” said the HNP, chaired by the vice presidential aspirant and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, in a statement on Monday.
The HNP was alarmed by Bello’s claim that “he apparently holds information” on the illegal drug trading in Davao City, but, “deliberately kept it from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and the Philippine National Police (PNP).” Read More
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FIGHTING GRAFT, ILLEGAL DRUGS. President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday (March 5, 2021) reassures that his remaining months in office would be spent eradicating corruption and illegal drugs. During the joint meeting of national and regional task forces to end local communist armed conflict in Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental, Duterte said he would not allow the unlawful activities of drug offenders and corrupt government workers to thrive. (Photo courtesy of PCOO)
MANILA – President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Friday assured the public that he would dedicate his remaining months in office to eradicate illegal drugs and corruption in the government.In a speech delivered at the University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines in Cagayan de Oro City,… Read More
The International Criminal Court (ICC) has found “reasonable basis” to believe that crimes against humanity were committed in President Duterte’s war on drugs, which international organizations claimed have killed over 20,000 people since 2016.
“The Office is satisfied that information available provides a reasonable basis to believe that the crimes against humanity of murder (article 7(1)(a)), torture (article 7(1)(f)) and the infliction of serious physical injury and mental harm as other inhumane Acts (article 7(1)(k)) were committed on the territory of the Philippines between at least 1 July 2016 and 16 March 2019, in connection to the WoD campaign launched throughout the country,” ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said in a report released on Tuesday.
Bensouda’s office launched in February 2018 a preliminary examination into the alleged summary killings in the Philippines since July 1, 2016 related to Duterte’s anti-illegal drug campaign. PhilStar
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