Much has been said about the ill-effects and inefficacy of the War on Drugs waged by President Rodrigo Duterte during his first day in office. It has received criticisms from local, national, and international bodies. But despite this, there are still those who stand by their claims that it’s been successful in achieving its goals.
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Now that it’s the Oplan Tokhang has been suspended and is to be replaced by an internal cleansing of the Philippine National Police, many issues have risen. Writer of Encantadia Suzette Severo Doctolero explains why the war on drugs was successful.
First, she said, the people saw the prevalence of drugs—from politicians to police officers.
“Kungdi nangyari ang anti drugs campaign-- di natin ito malalaman at magiging national issue! Buhay pa rin sana sina Odicta etc at patuloy na nagbebenta ng druga,” she said, referring to a known drug dealer in Iloilo City Melvin Odicta, who was gunned down last year.
Furthermore, she said that if the anti-drugs campaign didn’t happen, we wouldn’t be forced to realize the corruption of our cops.
Ultimately, she said that the war on drugs was successful because according to her, we saw the concrete weakness of the country in many things.
She also posed a question regarding the numbers reported by various news organizations:
“Tanong lamang: saan galing ang 6k-7k na biktima ikamo ng ejk? Paki explain kasama ang datos. At wag puro tsismis. Dinaya na nga ang election, pati bilang ng ejk me padding.”
Read her full post below:
"Suspended na ang tokhang ng pnp. May cleansing na magaganap sa kanila bago ituloy ang anti drugs campaign uli.
"Sucessful ba iyon o hindi?
"Una, nakita natin ang lawak ng kabulukan: na mula
mga pulitiko hanggang mga pulis ay involved at nakikipagkuntsabahan sa mga drug lords. At pati na ang ginagawang pagpaplanta ng shabu sa mga inosente para sila perahan (na noon pa ginagawa pero wala namang aksyon laban dito).
"Kungdi nangyari ang anti drugs campaign-- di natin ito malalaman at magiging national issue! Buhay pa rin sana sina Odicta etc at patuloy na nagbebenta ng druga.
"Kungdi rin nangyari ang anti drugs campaign, di tayo masasampal sa kabulukan din ng pnp. Its good na lilinisin sila now! At dapat!
"(Isunod o isabay din sana ang paglilinis at pagpapabilis ng proseso ng hudikatura.)
"So sucessful ba o hindi?
Yes. Dahil nakita natin concretely ang kahinaan natin sa maraming bagay. So ano ang ganansya kungdi ito ginawa? E di til now me blinders tayo. Na all is well before gaya ng ipinipinta ni Delima. Na patuloy na nagaganap ang malaking raket na ito.
"Tanong lamang: saan galing ang 6k-7k na biktima ikamo ng ejk? Paki explain kasama ang datos. At wag puro tsismis. Dinaya na nga ang election, pati bilang ng ejk me padding."
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