8 out of 10 Filipinos satisfied with Duterte’s drug war — SWS

admin   •   September 24, 2018   •   4344

 

 

MANILA, Philippines — The Duterte administration’s war on drugs campaign remains popular among Filipinos according to the latest survey released by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) on Sunday.

The anti-drug initiative received a “very good” net satisfaction rating of +65; a one-point increase from the +64 rating in March.

The survey, conducted on June 27 to 30 among  1,250 respondents, shows that 8 out of 10 Filipinos are satisfied with the implementation of President Rodrigo Duterte’s anti-drug war.

The highest net satisfaction rating came from the Mindanao region with +84, while Visayas recorded the lowest with a +57 rating.

Seventy-three percent (73%) of respondents who are contented with the anti-drug war are also satisfied the performance of President Duterte.

Meanwhile, 3 out of 5 Filipinos believe that the arrest of loiterers on the streets violates human rights.

This is also based on the SWS survey released yesterday, September 23.

In June, Duterte ordered the police to strictly implement city ordinances against loiterers whom he considers potential threats to the public.

The survey also revealed that 68 percent of Filipinos worry that they or someone they know will get arrested for loitering in public places. — Asher Cadapan Jr.

 

 

Parusa sa mga pulis na sangkot sa illegal drugs, masiyadong mababa — DOJ report

Maris Federez   •   October 21, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Inilabas na ng Department of Justice (DOJ) ang resulta ng kanilang ginawang review sa 52 kaso mula sa Philippine National Police (PNP) na may kaugnayan sa war on drugs ng pamahalaan.

Batay sa impormasyon na inilabas ng DOJ sa limampu’t limang case files mula sa PNP- Internal Affairs Service (IAS), mayroong mga paglabag o lapses na nangyari sa operasyon kontra iligal na droga, ngunit mababa lamang ang ipinataw na parusa sa karamihan sa mga sangkot na pulis.

Tatlumpu’t lima sa mga kaso ang pinatawan ng suspension ang mga sangkot na pulis, habang 12 kaso ang nagkaroon ng parusang demotion o pagbaba ng ranggo, at anim na kaso ang may parusang dismissal from service o pagkakatanggal sa serbisyo.

Samantala, sa kaso ng pagkamatay ni Ryan Robosa alyas Spike noong December 2016 sa Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City, pinagsabihan lamang o reprimand ang ibinigay na aksyon sa mga respondent.

Ito ay sa kabila ng kinakitaan ng matinding iregularidad sa pagganap ng kanilang trabaho ang mga sangkot na pulis.

Ayon sa DOJ, hindi nabanggit sa death certificate ang sanhi ng pagkamatay, walang pre-operation report, walang koordinasyon at walang ballistic o paraffin at autopsy records ang pagkamatay ni Robosa.

Ilang kasong administratibo din laban sa mga respondent ang pinawalang bisa ng PNP-IAS.

Nasa 20 kaso ang natuklasan ng DOJ na nagkaroon ng multiple gunshot wounds ang mga suspect, at mahigit 20 kaso rin ang walang detalye.

Ayon pa sa DOJ, may ilan ding suspek ang binaril nang malapitan at may mga sinasabing nanlaban subalit negatibo sa gunpowder nitrates sa resulta ng paraffin test.

Samantala, ayon kay National Union of Peoples Lawyers (NUPL) chairman Atty. Neri Colmnenares, ang inilabas na ulat ng DOJ hinggil sa war on drugs ay ‘tip of the iceberg’ o maliit na bahagi lamang.

Marami pa aniyang  insidente na kailangan ng mas malalim na imbestigasyon para makapagsampa ng kaso sa korte.

Subalit, binigyang diin din ng dating mambabatas na ang impormasyon na inilabas ng DOJ ay kumpimasyon lamang ng pag-abuso ng PNP sa pagsasagawa ng operasyon kaugnay ng laban sa iligal na droga at nagpapakita na hindi tagumpay ang drug war gaya ng pinapalitaw ng Duterte administration.

Sinabi naman ng grupong Karapatan hindi lang dapat hanggang pagsasampa ng kaso ang gawing hakbang laban sa nagkasalang police officers.

Kailangan anila ng malinaw na sagot ng pamilya ng mga biktima hinggil sa pattern ng nangayaring pagpatay, sino ang mga perpetrator.

Samantala, welcome naman sa Commission on Human Rights (CHR) ang desisyon ng DOJ na ilabas ang impormasyon hinggil sa mga kaso ng war on drus na kanilang ni-review.

Umaasa ang CHR na makatutulong ito para sa mga pamilya ng biktima na malaman kung ano na ang status ng imbesgtigasyon at makahikayat ng mga saksi na lumitaw para sa ikalulutas ng mga kaso. —/mbmf (mula sa ulat ni UNTV Correspondent Dante Amento)

PH to expand vaccination rollout for minors in 13 more hospitals

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 20, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—The Philippines will expand its vaccination rollout for minors, aged 12 to 17, to 13 more hospitals.

President Rodrigo Duterte during his Talk to the People on Tuesday (October 19) announced that 13 more hospitals will participate in the vaccination program for the said age group.

“We will expand the vaccination of this adolescent age group of 12 to 17 by adding 13 more hospitals in the NCR. Currently, we have an initial eight participating hospitals and we hope to expand this number [of hospitals] and we also welcome the arrival of additional vaccines in the coming days,” Duterte said.

National Task Force Against COVID-19 chief implementer and vaccine czar Sec. Carlito Galvez Jr. said they are raising their daily vaccination target to 1.5 million.

“We will be opening the general population, then the pilot of children vaccination, and we are ramping up the vaccination of students, teachers, and tourism personnel, OFWs, and seafarers,” he said.

Galvez said they  can accelerate the vaccination of children to support the opening of the classes and economic recovery.

Around 1,500 minors with comorbidities were vaccinated during the pilot vaccination in eight hospitals, the Department of Health (DOH) reported. Among those inoculated, only four experienced minor side effects. AAC

 

Duterte takes blame for lack of vaccine supply in early 2021

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 12, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—President Rodrigo Duterte has taken the blame for the Philippines’ vaccine shortage in the early months of 2021.

During his weekly public address on Monday evening (October 11), Duterte lamented that it was difficult to get vaccines back then especially when the country has no vaccine manufacturing company. He said that the country had to fight with other nations just to get supplies.

Duterte added that he deserves the blame since he is the one seated in office.

Iyan ang nakabigay ng problema sa akin at kung mayroon man nagkasala diyan, aminin ko na lang. Kasi wala rin ako magawa, gusto ko bumili, wala naman ako mabilihan,” he said.

However, the chief executive said the vaccine supply in the country has improved which helped bring down the number of cases.

He reported that the weekly average of new COVID-19 cases has dropped to less than 10,000 while the current reproduction rate of the virus has gone down to .77 percent.

“If we continue to ramp up the vaccination of our people, along with our consistent practice of mask and there is gradual resumption of our economic activities, then we can hope for a better and truly merry Christmas,” he said. AAC

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