The drug war is bettering with fewer individuals falling victims to abstract executions, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa mentioned when requested to evaluate the PNP’s anti-drug marketing campaign because it resumed final March.
This simply reveals that the police are succeeding in stopping vigilantes and syndicates from profiting from the drug war, Dela Rosa mentioned.
“The way things are going it’s getting better. Kakaunti na lang yung namamatay. Hindi na gano’n karami dahil hirap na sila makasingit sa operation,” he mentioned in an ambush interview at Camp Crame on Thursday.
The PNP, hounded by criticisms over the bloody drug war which has reportedly claimed the lives of almost eight,000 folks since July, has already made changes to its anti-drug marketing campaign to “address some loopholes,” he mentioned.
Senator Panfilo Lacson lately urged the police to alter their ways in addressing the drug downside. He mentioned the PNP ought to begin fixing the vigilante killings and arresting these behind it.
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“Whatever his advice is, I am open to all suggestions, recommendations that would help us become effective in our fight against drugs,” Dela Rosa mentioned.
Lacson is Dela Rosa’s former boss within the Presidential Anti-Organized Crime Task Force (PAOCTF) when the previous was nonetheless the chief of the PNP.
Last March, the PNP launched the “Oplan Double Barrel Reloaded,” a modification of the earlier “Oplan Double Barrel Alpha.” The PNP’s participation within the drug war has been halted following the killing of South Korean businessman Jee Ick-joo inside Camp Crame allegedly by anti-drug cops.
“Inaamin natin yung kay Jee Ick-joo, inaamin natin na nasingitan tayo doon. Nag-react naman tayo and we are doing everything para maiwasan yung mga ganung pangyayari,” he mentioned.
Dela Rosa reiterated that the PNP has enforced measures to cleanse its ranks and weed out scalawags within the police pressure.
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