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Most Filipinos support admin’s anti-drug war despite awareness of EJKs — Pulse Asia

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, October 17th, 2017


MANILA, Philippines — Eight in every 10 Filipinos interviewed by the Pulse Asia survey nationwide support the anti-drug war of the Duterte administration. Two percent is unsupportive while the remaining percentage is indecisive. The survey was taken from September 24 to 30 2017.

However, though many support the anti-drug war, 73% from all areas and classes believe in extrajudicial killings (EJKs) while the campaign is being implemented.

This percentage increased from the 67% in June 2017.

Many Filipinos are also aware of the case of Kian delos Santos, the 17-year old boy who was killed in a questionable anti-illegal drug operation by some members of the Northern Police District on August 16.

Seventy-six percent also expressed concern about the possibility that the case of Kian might happen to them or their families because of the anti-drug war.

The Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa admitted that there are those who were killed in the anti-drug war but these are not EJKs.

“Critics keep on labeling the casualties as EJKs to the public. EJK, EJK so that is what the people think. Those who die in the drug, we don’t deny that. However [it becomes different because] we don’t share the same meaning when we say EJK,” said Dela Rosa.

President Duterte has been saying he is unfazed by ratings and will continue working to deliver what he promised to the Filipinos.

“Now, the ratings, though I would get zero, I don’t care. I will still work because that is what I promised. If I die or be imprisoned because of that, I’m sorry. What matters is that I’m satisfied after fulfilling what I promised for the Philippines, that is my personal satisfaction,” said the president.  — Rosalie Coz | UNTV News and Rescue




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2,181 cops fired in 2 years under Duterte administration

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, August 7th, 2018



MANILA,Philippines — The number of Philippine National Police (PNP)officers who have been dismissed from service has now reached more than 2,181 since President Rodrigo Duterte initiated internal cleansing among the agency’s ranks from July 2016 to June 2018.

“The PNP has sustained the momentum of its continuing internal cleansing program in the 190,000-strong police force over the past two years under the Duterte administration when organizational discipline and internal reform became the centerpiece of the service agenda of PNP Chief (Oscar) Albayalde,” PNP spokesman Senior Supt. Benigno Durana said in a statement.

Over 1,828 of these personalities committed serious infractions while 353 are involved in illegal drug trade.

The agency continues to cleanse its ranks of scalawags in an effort to end corruption and proliferation of illegal drugs in the country. — UNTV News & Rescue

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Pulse Asia Survey: 2 in 3 Filipinos oppose Cha-Cha

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Monday, July 16th, 2018

QUEZON CITY, Philippines – The latest Pulse Asia survey revealed that two in three Filipinos or 67% were not in favor of the proposed change in the 1987 Constitution.

The survey, which was released on Monday (July 16), showed 37% totally opposed the changing of the Constitution while 30% disapproved it at present but may be open for a charter change in the future.

In the same survey, conducted from June 15 to 21, showed that 62 percent were not in favor of federalism while 28 percent were in favor.

The survey was done among 1,800 respondents nationwide two weeks before the Consultative Committee submitted its final draft proposal for a federal constitution to President Rodrigo Duterte.

In reaction to the survey, Malacañang said it expects less support from the people because they know only a little about Charter Change or Federalism.

“There is clearly much work to be done in terms of spreading awareness and knowledge on the aforementioned issue. We will therefore exert even more effort to inform and educate our citizens about federalism since the approval of the proposed changes in our current Charter ultimately lies in the hands of Filipino people,” said Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque.

For House Deputy Speaker Gwendolyn Garcia, having less support from the public does not mean the government to back out of its plan towards federal shift.

But according to the pollster, the public may want the government to focus more on pertinent matters other than changing the Constitution and shifting to a new form of government.

“Hindi nangangahulugan na por que at nag-information campaign, automatically magiging aprubado na ng nakakarami sa tao, dahil maaaring tingin nila, “Hindi ba kayang i-address ang aming concerns using the present system or present provisions?” said Pulse Asia research Director Ana Maria Tabunda. – Rosalie Coz / Marje Pelayo

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Poe, Cayetano, Villar tops May 2019 Senatorial survey – Pulse Asia

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Monday, July 9th, 2018


Front runners in the latest Pulse Asia senatorial preference survey. (L-R) Senators Grace Poe, Pia Cayetano, Cynthia Villar, Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, Senator Sonny Angara

MANILA, Philippines – Pollster Pulse Asia Research Inc. released Monday (July 9) the latest survey on voters’ preferences for the May 2019 Senatorial elections.

Senator Grace Poe remains the front-runner, followed by Representative Pia Cayetano and Senator Cynthia Villar.

The so-called winners’ circle if elections were held during the survey period include

1st place: Senator Grace Poe (67.4%)

2nd place: Rep. Pia Cayetano (55.7%)

3rd to 5th places: Senator Cynthia Villar (50.1%), Davao City Mayor Sarah Duterte-Carpio (46.2%) and Senator Sonny Angara (41.9%)

5th to 12th places: Former Senator Jinggoy Estrada (37.9%), BuCor Chief Ronald Dela Rosa, Senator Koko Pimentel (37.7%) and Senator Nancy Binay (37.1%)

6th to 13th places: Former Senator Serge Osmena (36.6%), Former Senator Lito Lapid (36.2%), Senator JV Ejercito (35.6%)

10th to 16th place: Senator Bam Aquino (32.1%)

Several key developments that dominated the headlines during the conduct of the survey include the ouster of Maria Lourdes Sereno as Chief Justice, the indictment of former President Noynoy Aquino for usurpation of budgetary powers of Congress in connection with his approval of the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP); and the start of the regional consultations on the draft federal charter.

The survey was conducted from June 15 to 21, 2018. – Marje Pelayo

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