The Social Weather Stations’ newest survey displaying a drop in Filipinos’ satisfaction concerning the authorities’s war on medicine is a slap on the face for individuals who proceed to disclaim the existence of extrajudicial killings, Senator Risa Hontiveros stated Wednesday (April 19).
“For a second consecutive time, the majority or 73 percent of Filipinos are worried that they or someone they know would become victims of EJKs. The fear is real. EJKs are a reality,” she stated in a press release.
The senator took notice of the earlier Social Weather Station (SWS) survey that got here out final Dec. displaying that 78 % of grownup Filipinos or eight out of 10, concern that they’d develop into victims of killings on the administration’s war on medicine.
The newest SWS survey confirmed an 11-point decline or from +77 in Dec. to +66 within the first quarter of 2017. Majority of 73% of these surveyed have been anxious that they or somebody they knew could be victims of EJKs.
Hontiveros stated authorities’s try to therapeutic massage its unique information or reintroduce new and questionable information on the killings attributed to the drug war can’t cover the very fact yielded within the newest survey.
“(The) more killings, (the) less public approval. This is how I see the latest SWS survey. The government’s war on drugs may have had massive popular support at the start, but inevitably, it has turned into a national nightmare,” she stated.
Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Ronald dela Rosa, final month, castigated the media for sensationalizing and misinterpreting the variety of deaths for the reason that administration began to wage the war towards medicine.
PNP officers claimed that not all the reported 7,000 killings, from July to current, aren’t all drug-related. Figures they introduced confirmed that over 1,300 of the killings are drug-related and practically four,000 are nonetheless being investigated.
Hontiveros expressed perception that if the federal government’s marketing campaign towards medicine proceed to create a local weather of concern, impunity and killing, assist to the federal government is likewise anticipated to minimize within the coming months.
“Our nation is now farther away from the order and security that President Duterte promised during the campaign. Our people are living in fear, among the ghosts of the drug war victims, without any semblance of justice in sight,” she stated.
“It’s time for the public to wake up from this national nightmare and set things right by holding all those responsible for these killings accountable alongside the implementation of a public health agenda on the anti-drugs campaign,” Hontiveros added.