[Trending Now] Pangilinan Doubts Duterte Can End Crime And Drugs in 12 Months.
Despite the plea of the President for a 6 - month extension on his self-imposed deadline, Senator Kiko Pangilinan thinks that ending cr...
Despite the plea of the President for a 6-month extension on his self-imposed deadline, Senator Kiko Pangilinan thinks that ending crime and criminality is still impossible within 12 months. This is after he cited a local newspaper report in July saying that there are over 4,000 drug users and pushers who surrendered in the Oplan Tokhang of Davao City.
“If the Davao City anti-illegal drugs campaign did not succeed in stamping out and eliminating pushers and addicts in Davao City under President Duterte's 24 year stint as Mayor, what makes us think that the nationwide campaign against illegal drugs will succeed in 6 months (extended to another 6 months)?” the senator said.
“If a mailed fist policy against illegal drugs did not succeed in eliminating the drug menace in a smaller area (one city) over a longer period of time (24 years), why will it succeed in a larger area (the entire country of over 100 cities and over 1000 municipalities) in a shorter period of time (3 to 6 to 12 months)?” he added.
He further suggested that the administration should "rethink" their approach in the drug menace.
"Our people yearn for and deserve Oplans that work,”he said.
This was backed up by Trillanes with statistics from the Philippine National Police and the Philippine Statistics Authority, saying that Davao was in the 2nd spot in terms of incidents and rape.
“Since naging mayor dun sa Duterte, eh bakit number one sa murder at number two sa rape so ibig sabihin hindi tama yung approach,” Trillanes said.
Meanwhile, 1,375 drug suspects have been killed already while 22,387 have been arrested since July 1 up to 6am of October 3.