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

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

PULSE ASIA SURVEY

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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Pulse Asia: President Duterte remains the most trusted government official

by UNTV   |   Posted on Tuesday, January 9th, 2018


MANILA, Philippines — Eight out of ten Filipinos approve of the performance of and continue to trust President Rodrigo Duterte.

In the 2017 last quarter survey of Pulse Asia, 80 percent of Filipinos approve of the performance of the President, seven percent disapprove, while 13 percent are undecided.

The Chief Executive’s trust rating, meanwhile, is at 82 percent.

The highest recorded performance and trust rating of the President came from Mindanao, followed by Visayas, and the National Capital Region (NCR). He received the lowest ratings in other parts of Luzon.

Filipinos who are among the class E gave the highest ratings to the President.

“This number showed that our people are aware of and recognize the significant strides the President undertook in his one and a half year in office. We assure our people that he will continue to discharge his duties with the nation’s interest foremost of his mind. We, thus, call on everyone to put this appreciation into action by standing as one and help the government as we continue to address poverty, illegal drugs, criminality, and corruption,” said Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque.

In the same survey, Vice President Leni Robredo got an approval rating of 59 percent, and a trust rating of 58 percent.

It rose several points higher compared to the results of Pulse Asia’s survey in the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Senate President Koko Pimentel, meanwhile, got a trust and approval rating of more than 50 percent.

House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez got a 42% approval rating and a 37% trust rating.

Of the five highest officials of the land, Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno got the lowest ratings.

The said survey was conducted among 1,200 respondents last December 10 to 15 and 17.

The issues making headlines during the conduct of the Pulse Asia survey were the ratification of Congress of the TRAIN law; the passage of the  3.7 trillion pesos 2018 national budget; the  hearing for the CJ Sereno impeachment case; the order to stop the country’s immunization program after Sanofi Pasteur admitted its Dengvaxia vaccine might cause severe dengue to individuals without prior infection; the PNP’s return to the drug war; the President’s labelling of the CPP-NPA as a terrorist group; the Chief Executive’s supporters call for a revolutionary government, among others. — Victor Cosare | UNTV News & Rescue

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PNP records 5 fatalities since return to war on drugs

by UNTV   |   Posted on Thursday, January 4th, 2018

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police (PNP) has recorded five drug-related fatalities during its more than 700 legitimate operations across the country.

More than 1,000 drug suspects have been arrested, while 10 others surrendered to authorities.

The PNP has lost one member and while another was injured.

According to PNP chief PDG. Ronald Bato dela Rosa, the police will intensify its arrests of suspects since they have already returned to the war on drugs.

“Expect more arrests of drug personalities and many more will be jailed,” said the chief.

PNP’s partner in identifying and arresting drug personalities is the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).

“We provide intelligence. So if we have a good intel, we will pass it to the PDEA and Philippine National Police,” said AFP-NCR Commander BGen. Alan Arrojado.

It can be recalled that PNP returned to the drug war scene last December 5th after the President Rodrigo Duterte ordered their removal for facing various controversies.  — Lea Ylagan | UNTV News & Rescue

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LGUs designate firecracker zones in Metro Manila

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Thursday, December 28th, 2017


MANILA, Philippines – Local government units (LGUs) of Metro Manila have designated firecrackers and fireworks display areas for the year-end festivities.

Local officials have identified 33  fireworks display areas in Manila; 8 in Valenzuela City; 7 in Mandaluyong City; 2 in Marikina City and 1 in San Juan City.

 

In several cities like Pasig, Las Piñas, Muntinlupa, and Taguig, there is a total ban on firecrackers.

“If before, we did it by grams, now the Executive Order 28 has already specified the prohibited firecrackers. It’s a security and safety for all. This would help us easily modify because it will be done in a controlled area. We can easily identify. Mostly it’s the LGU who will designate the place,” PNP Deputy Spokesperson Supt. Vimelle Madrid said.

Based on Executive Order no. 28, each local government units should place on standby emergency and medical staff members, and firefighting equipment in areas designated as community fireworks display zones.

The designated zones should also be far from the school campuses, residential areas, communication, electrical facilities and gasoline stations.

With this, the Philippine National Police (PNP) warns to arrest anyone who would violate the said Executive Order.

“They really have liability and they will be arrested for violating that EO 28,” Madrid said.

Meanwhile, authorities have arrested 12 individuals for selling prohibited firecrackers.

Nine or majority of the arrests came from Region 7, while the one individual was caught selling prohibited fireworks in the National Capital Region (NCR), Regions 1 as well as in ARMM.

The police also recorded 8 fire-cracker related injuries.

Four of the injuries are from NCR.  One was recorded in Regions 1, 6, 8 and Cordillera. – Lea Ylagan | UNTV News & Rescue

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