Duterte pinpointed De Lima the reason why the drug problem worsened in the PH
In a speech of President Rodrigo Duterte during his state visit in Japan, he blamed Senator Leila de Lima as the reason why the drug problem became rampant in the Philippines.
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"With the election of De Lima, who used to be the Secretary of Justice, who had supervision over all national penitentiaries, prison cells, and she was involved herself in the running of drugs inside the prison, exactly just like what happened in the Latin American countries Columbia and the rest of those failed states," Duterte said.
Duterte also reiterated that his administration's campaign against illegal drugs are fighting an estimated four million drug addicts in the country.
Based on the reports he received from enforcement agencies, about 4,000 local government officials are involved into illegal drug trade.
"It seems that some countries did no realize the gravity of the offense...I declared war (on drugs) because of the enormity of the problem."
"Most of those elected in the barangays, which is the basic unit in the government of the Philippines, there are about 4,000 holding public office identified with te drug trade. The mayors, a few congressmen, members of the assembly and governors, were also into it, although in limited numbers."
Duterte pinpointed De Lima the reason why the drug problem worsened in the PH Reviewed by Newsinfo Learn on October 27, 2016 Rating: