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Duterte’s drug war flunked


THE 3,000 kilos of shabu per week is worth P25 billion. This means that P1.3 trillion is the value of shabu being circulated each year. But also according to the official data, only P1.4 billion was constrained by [Anti- Money Laundering Council] from 2017 up to 2018… This is less than one percent of the money circulating from the drug trade…

We were able to net only less than one percent of the total supply and money earned from drugs. Let’s think about it. If this were an exam, the government’s score would be 1/100. From this data, we can see that there’s a need to change the strategy.

It is really a failure because the campaign against illegal drugs has so many aspects but the street level enforcement became the only focus. Even if this is done every day if the supply constriction is not given attention… the problem is never really going to end.

(Vice President Leni Robredo report on the Duterte administration’s anti-drug war)

No failure, even if only at 1%

I THINK the failure is when she took part in the ICAD. If it was a failure then our drug problem should have reached all families. We have dismantled so many drug factories.

It doesn’t mean failure (even if only)1 percent… There were drug factories dismantled and a lot of people arrested. Drugs have not been totally eradicated since there’s a lot of drug shipments coming in, but we still intercept them.

When she was threatening this report, she implied na meron siyang mga nadiskubreng iregularidad na akala mo bombang sasabog sa mukha. It’s a dud, wala naman siyang sinabi doon na bago na hindi tinututukan ng mga ahensya na involved sa laban sa droga. There is nothing new.

(Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo reacting to Robredo’s report)


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