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Duterte asks for one more year to solve drug problem

Duterte asks for one more year to solve drug problem.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: pep pepDec 7th, 2017

Are we getting anywhere with a tough talking president?

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective During his presidential campaign, Rodrigo Duterte vowed that if he becomes president, he would solve the illegal drug problem in six months, adding that the drug war would be bloody. He also promised to stamp out corruption. Well, barely after a year in office, in August 2017, President Duterte conceded… The post Are we getting anywhere with a tough talking president? appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2018

How many more Filipinos will suffer under Duterte? De Lima asks

Published: 5:05 p.m., March 31, 2018 | Updated: 7:39 p.m., March 31, 2018 "How many more lives are going to be cut short? How many more Filipino families are going to suffer?" This was the question Sen. Leila de Lima posed before the 61st Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs in Vienna. In a message read on her behalf during the forum, De Lima said Duterte has "failed to see the country's drug problem as a public health issue which needs an entirely different set of approaches." "How far will my country regress in the name of Duterte's war on drugs? Until when do we reach the tipping point and say, as a collective people, enough is enough?" the senator asked, a statemen...Keep on reading: How many more Filipinos will suffer under Duterte? De Lima asks.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 31st, 2018

Duterte laments tough war on drugs

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte said that his promise to solve the drug problem resulted in a “fiasco.” In a speech during the 45th anniversary celebration of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), Duterte said “drugs still abound” and “corruption remains.” “Now, I would tell you that I—there was this promise….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2018

One more year to end drug war

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte appealed to the public to give him another year to finish the country’s drug problem. “Basta ang sabi ko sa droga … I hope to finish the problem, give me just another year. Babalik ang pulis,” Duterte said in a speech before the mass oath-taking of newly-appointed… Source link link: One more year to end drug war.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 7th, 2017

Maybe just another year : Duterte imposes new deadline in solving drug problem

MANILA, Philippines — Just give him another year and he’ll be able to curb the country’s drug problem. Source link link: 'Maybe just another year': Duterte imposes new deadline in solving drug problem.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 7th, 2017

One more year to end drug war

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte appealed to the public to give him another year to finish the country’s drug problem. “Basta ang sabi ko sa droga … I hope to finish the problem, give me just another year. Babalik ang pulis,” Duterte said in a speech before the mass oath-taking of newly-appointed….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsDec 6th, 2017

Maybe just another year : Duterte imposes new deadline in solving drug problem

MANILA, Philippines — Just give him another year and he’ll be able to curb the country’s drug problem......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 6th, 2017

Shadowy group calls for Duterte’s ouster

MANILA – A shadowy group called Patriotic and Democratic Movement or PADEM, composed of disgruntled military and police officers and members, has called for the ouster of President Rodrigo Duterte and cited 10 reasons for its action. It accused Duterte of treating the military and police as his private armies and for betraying and violating public trust. It also urged Filipinos to join PADEM in condemning and fighting Duterte and his administration and to stage mass actions and demand the President’s ouster. In a manifesto, Antonio Bonifacio, who claimed to be PADEM’s spokesman, called on members of the military and police to also join the people in demanding Duterte’s resignation and also his administration. It said the group is working for the withdrawal military and police support for Duterte.  “We urge all Filipinos as individuals and as groups in whatever social sector, field, institution or organization to exercise their right of assembly and expression to undertake mass actions demanding the ouster of Duterte and his administration. We call on our fellow officers and members of the AFP and the PNP to join the people in demanding the resignation or ouster of Duterte and his administration.” “We pledge to work for the withdrawal of military and police support for Duterte and his administration in conjunction with mass mobilization of the Filipino people in millions to manifest their demand for the resignation or ouster of Duterte and his administration. Upon the change of administration, we pledge to follow the principle of civilian supremacy and support a new civilian administration, in accordance with the 1987 Constitution and the rule of law,” the manifesto, released by Bonifacio &'' believed to be a nom de guerre – said. PADEM also condemned and holds accountable for gross crimes in betrayal of public trust and in violation of national sovereignty and democratic rights of the Filipino people. It cited the following reasons as alleged crimes of Duterte:   Treating the AFP and the PNP as these were his private armies and practising favoritism and violating professional and service standards in the promotion and assignment of officers; Corrupting the PNP and the AFP with a system of monetary awards for the extrajudicial killing of alleged illegal drug users and of NPA suspects; Condoning and protecting top-level illegal drug lords; Emboldening/inciting police officers to engage in extrajudicial killings of poor suspected illegal drug users and pushers by publicly telling officers to plant evidence and by guaranteeing their pardon and promotion in case of conviction; Aggravating corruption in government and criminality through the collusion of Duterte trustees and crime syndicates; Allowing China to occupy maritime features in the West Philippine Sea and to violate Philippine sovereign rights upheld by decision of the Arbitral Tribunal in accordance with the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea; Bungling the operations in Marawi City and indiscriminately destroying lives and property through aerial bombings, artillery and mortar; Favoring certain Chinese businessmen and Duterte relatives and cronies in the award of projected infrastructure projects using loans from China; Betraying the sovereign rights of the Filipino people by making the Philippines a debt vassal of China and offering to China the oil and gas resources under the West Philippine Sea as collateral for Chinese loans; and Seeking to replace the partnership with the United States in matters of national security with an even more lopsided relationship with China and Russia.  Television network GMA reported that the military has reiterated its support for the administration of Duterte and strongly denied PADEM’s allegations. Military spokesman Brigadier General Restituto Padilla said the entire Armed Forces of the Philippines, along with all the men and women of the uniformed services and all their civilian personnel, stand by the government and support Duterte, their commander-in-chief. Padilla said the accusations and issues cited by the group are unfounded and uncalled for. “Such issues are clearly politically motivated and a matter that the AFP does not and will not subscribe to,” GMA quoted him as saying, adding, they are the constitutionally mandated protectors of the people and will stand by law-abiding citizens whenever and wherever they are needed. “Having affirmed this, the AFP, however, will not hesitate in acting against forces who shall undermine the stability and security of our country and those who wish to destabilize our nation thru unconstitutional means,” he said. Communist rebels had previously said that the Central Intelligence Agency is plotting to oust Duterte alongside the plan to assassinate Jose Maria Sison, founder of the Communist Party of the Philippines. Sison, in a statement he issued in May, said those who continue to support him assert that performance in a year is not enough basis for a final judgment and that there is more than enough time ahead for him to accomplish promises that have most impressed them, such as the eradication of the drug problem, criminality, and corruption. He said Duterte has, in fact, pleaded that he needs three or four more years to bring about the significant changes that he previously thought would be done in six months’ time. His promised campaign against the pork barrel and other forms of corruption of the Aquino regime has not yet materialized. “Where he has been most successful at, projecting himself as a strong leader by calling on the police and the public to kill drug addict-pushers, he has attracted the most severe and sustained condemnation by institutions, the [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2017

De Lima urges President Duterte to ‘find another way’ to solve the drug problem

Former Justice Secretary and now Senator Leila de Lima urged President Duterte to find another way to solve the nation’s drug problem during her privilege speech at the Senate on Tuesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2016

4-year-old killed by stray bullet from Cebu City anti-drug operation

MANILA, Philippines – A 4-year-old boy* was hit by a stray bullet during a police operation in Cebu City, becoming an innocent victim in the Duterte administration's anti-drug campaign. Speaking to Rappler, Cebu City Station 5 Commander Senior Inspector John Escober said police received reports of drug suspects enjoying a pot ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 10th, 2018

Drug war worsened jail overcrowding in 2017, says COA

Overcrowding in the country's jails --- housing suspects who have not even been convicted yet --- got worse last year, as the Duterte administration waged its war on illegal drugs. The Commission on Audit (COA) said the jail congestion rate reached 612 percent last year --- worse than the 511 percent logged at the end of 2016. Total cell population of 146,302 as of Dec. 31, 2017, was seven times greater than the ideal capacity of 20,653, according to the COA's 2017 annual audit report on the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP). Although detainee population grew 15 percent from 126,946 in 2016, the jail system's capacity actually shrank a bit from that year's 20,746...Keep on reading: Drug war worsened jail overcrowding in 2017, says COA.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 4th, 2018

Duterte: I told Halili not to get involved in illegal drugs

President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday night said he had warned Tanauan City Mayor Antonio Halili not to get involved in illegal drugs. "He pretends that the illegal drug problem is getting worse; he pretends to parade the drug addicts. He was killed earlier. I don't know who killed him. I said not to get involved in illegal drugs," the President said in Maasin, Southern Leyte. The President, who spoke at the 58th founding anniversary of Southern Leyte, said he suspected the killing was linked to the illegal drug trade. "I heard that Halili died. But I suspect that it's related to drugs. Just a suspicion," he said. A taunt to authorities The brazen daytime killing of the ...Keep on reading: Duterte: I told Halili not to get involved in illegal drugs.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2018

Sniper kills mayor linked to drugs

TANAUAN CITY --- Antonio Halili came down hard on illegal drugs even as he also fended off allegations that he was a protector of drug syndicates and expressed fear for his life shortly after the Duterte administration launched its brutal crackdown on narcotics. Until Monday, the tough-talking mayor of this city had been receiving death threats, but nothing specific. Halili, who became controversial for parading drug suspects through the city streets and for landing on President Duterte's "narcolist," was shot dead on Monday at a flag-raising ceremony in front of horrified employees. A bullet, possibly fired from a sniper's rifle, pierced the chest of the 72-year-old may...Keep on reading: Sniper kills mayor linked to drugs.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2018

2 years of Duterte presidency a rights calamity, says int’l group

New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) describes the second year of President Rodrigo Duterte in power in just four words: a human rights calamity. "On this day two years ago, Rodrigo Duterte took his oath of office as President of the Philippines --- and immediately unleashed a human rights calamity in the guise of a 'drug war' that has claimed the lives of thousands of men, women and children," Carlos Conde, HRW Asia researcher, said in a statement on Saturday. "This is a day of mourning, not celebration. Mourning for the thousands of poor Filipinos that have been subjected to brutal summary killings by the police and 'unidentified gunmen' --- who are often also state agents ---...Keep on reading: 2 years of Duterte presidency a rights calamity, says int’l group.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 1st, 2018

Looking back: Day 1, year 1 of the antidrug campaign

TWO YEARS ago, on the first day of the Duterte presidency, 39 people were slain in drug-related killings. These were the opening salvo of the new government’s antidrug campaign......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJul 1st, 2018

Duterte Year 2: Biggest drug bust bags a bodegero

A customs "fixer" and a consignee were arrested in February, while a warehouseman has been in custody since May 2017 over the massive shabu shipment seized in a Valenzuela City warehouse......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 1st, 2018

Drug war: Killings continue, but fewer at police hands

MANILA, Philippines – As he began his second year as President of the Philippines last year, Rodrigo Duterte made a promise: his drug war will be unrelenting. “The fight will not stop until those who deal with it [drugs] understand that they have to stop because the alternative is either ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 30th, 2018

Duterte Year 2: TRAIN threatens poor, president s popularity

Here's President Rodrigo Duterte's problem: rising prices in the Philippines—partly stoked by his new tax law—continue to hit his political base, and some say help from the government is likely to be delayed and inadequate......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 30th, 2018

Duterte’s Independence Day promise: Freedom from illegal drugs

KAWIT, Cavite -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday said he will continue to "destroy" the drug apparatus to free the country from the problem of illegal drugs. Duterte said it "has become a very serious problem," so he warned anew that his brutal war against narcotics would be unrelenting. "Drugs will destroy my country. Do not do it because I will destroy you, literally," he said in his 120th Independence Day speech here. "You know, kung gusto ninyo talagang marinig, huwag mong sirain ang bayan ko kasi papatayin talaga kita (do not destroy my people because I'm really going to kill you)," he added. The President said many lives have been destroyed, so he will continue to ...Keep on reading: Duterte’s Independence Day promise: Freedom from illegal drugs.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

Duterte seeks help of village officials in government’s war on drugs

LAPU-LAPU CITY-- President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday asked village chiefs here to help him in the fight against illegal drugs. The President said the support of barangay captains in the campaign is crucial to solving the drug problem that has hounded the country for decades. "Kamo gyud ang makaputol ani. Layo ra kaayo mi sa taas. (You are ones who can end this problem on illegal drugs)," President Duterte said after he led the oath-taking of 3,013 barangay captains in Central Visayas at the Hoops Dome in Lapu-Lapu City on Thursday night. He reiterated his warning to village officials to stay away from the illegal drugs trade, saying that they will suffer the consequences of th...Keep on reading: Duterte seeks help of village officials in government’s war on drugs.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018