President Rodrigo Duterte delivered a speech during the turnover of a drug rehabilitation center in Samal Island on February 24, 2017 (Friday) and defended his administration’s aggressive anti-drug war campaign from the critics of human right advocates.
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“You forgot to look at the other side. How about evil? You’re only focusing on the illegal drug users, relying on due process and human rights. You think that those two basic principles can protect you. Well I’ll tell you, I’m sorry. It cannot,” he said.
The president argued that human rights and due process will not hinder evil. Instead, he said that “there’s no turning back” on his strategies and efforts against illegal drugs because it is his promise to the Filipino people.
“Do not rely on due process and human rights. It won’t pass, we will still see each other in hell,” he said.
Duterte defends his anti-drug war campaign Reviewed by Newsinfo Learn on February 26, 2017 Rating: