Wednesday, November 22, 2017

"War On Drugs" Ibinalik Ni Pres. Duterte Sa PNP, Desisyon Ng Pangulo Suportado Ng PDEA!


The Philippine National Police (PNP) is ready to President Rodrigo Duterte's decision of returning the war on drugs under the PNP.

"We will follow the directive of the President, Chief Executive, and Commander-in-Chief," PNP Spokesperson Chief Superintendent Dionardo Carlos said in a text message.

"We are ready," he said in another text message.

According to Carlos, the PNP's oversight committee on their drug war campaign will hold a meeting on Thursday to plan their return.

This follows President Rodrigo Duterte announcing on Wednesday evening, November 22, that he will put the PNP back in his landmark campaign, over a month after it was solely delegated to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA).

He admitted that the PDEA cannot do it alone, a concession long acknowledged by the anti-drug agency.

The PNP has a lot to prepare for. For one, they have already dissolved all their Drug Enforcement Units (DEUs), or the teams that took charge of anti-illegal drugs operations in each police station.

The PNP's impending return also comes at a time when their campaign plan – Oplan Double Barrel – has been put to question at the Supreme Court.

The petitioners argued that the campaign is "unconstitutional" as the guidelines have been open to abuse by police officers — a sentiment that critics and human rights advocates have long said.

No less than the PDEA chief Director General Aaron Aquino also advised the PNP to consider changing their guidelines to address these criticisms.

Meanwhile, the Human Rights Watch are crying Filipinos should expect more bloodshed.

Human Rights Watch Asia Deputy Director Phelim Kine stressed this point Wednesday following President Rodrigo Duterte’s statement that he will bring back the Philippine National Police on the forefront of his brutal war on drugs.

“The Duterte government’s apparent desire to resume the murderous drug war underscores the need for a United Nations-led international investigation into the killings. Until that happens, the number of victims denied justice and accountability will likely only continue to grow,” Kine said in a press release.


Source: PTV