The Philippine National Police (PNP) says that “only” 1,398 individuals have been killed in the course of the Rodrigo Duterte regime’s “war” on the illegal drug trade out of a total of 6,011 killings in the country from July 1, 2016 when Mr. Duterte began his watch as President, until March 24, or a little…
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“The all-out-war further exposes the fascist character of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.”
Veronico Lapsay Delamente, 27 years old, leader of a Mamanwa tribe and Alexander Ceballos, a leader of the National Federation of Sugar Workers (NFSW) in Negros Occidental were treacherously killed on January 20.
“Drug users should be saved, not executed.” By RONALYN V. OLEA MANILA — Wearing a black veil, 45-year-old Myrna (not her real name) joined a protest in front of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) demanding a stop to drug-related killings this morning, Dec. 5. Myrna’s eldest son was killed in the early…
“The struggle for meaningful and thoroughgoing change continues, as we continue to uphold and assert people’s rights.”
“There should be due process.”
“It is through upholding the rights of the people, especially social and economic rights, that the people can repudiate the use and trade of illegal drugs.”
“The ongoing killings by law enforcers in the name of the war on drugs and without due process, is not any different from what the police and military under Jovito Palparan, Arroyo and Aquino did to activists and media workers who criticized government.”
“We don’t want to have a country where we are forced to live with fear…There is no justifiable reason for any forms of killings—may it be drug-related or political. We urge the president, let us end this.”
Three of the four victims were from Mindanao and were killed in a span of one week.