[Trending Now] 'PH Becoming More Like Singapore' Says Sen. Cayetano
Sen . Allan Cayetano has become the saving grace of President Duterte as he once again defended the war on drugs. He said that Filipinos...
Sen. Allan Cayetano has become the saving grace of President Duterte as he once again defended the war on drugs. He said that Filipinos should thank the administration for making the Philippines as safe as Singapore. This is what the Duterte administration promised and has manifested in the past months, according to Cayetano.
“It’s not perfect. In fact the president very candidly said he needs another six months pero let us be honest to ourselves, it is happening. The Philippines is becoming more like Singapore in terms of being able to walk the streets at anytime at night,” he said in a privilege speech yesterday.
“What do we want? Bumalik tayo six years past o ipagpatuloy natin ang pagbabago? Do we go back or do we go forward? More of the same or change? Gusto ba natin na takot ang tao at ang criminal hindi takot?”
“Dalawang buwan pa lang mahigit, may pakiramdam na ng kaligtasan. (In just two months, there is already a sense of safety.) I’m not saying that people now feel safe, I’m saying they feel safer,” he said but admits that more work has to be done.
Meanwhile, President Duterte has earlier expressed his request of extension on his self-imposed deadline on ending criminality and drugs withing 3-6 months and said:
"Maybe just give me an extension of another six months. I did not have that idea that there were thousands of people in the drug business and worst is they are operated now by people in government," he said.
"The problem is I cannot kill them all," he noted. "Even if I wanted to, I cannot do it."