Former Senator Edgardo Angara is just not positive what to make of the sky-high belief ranking of the Philippine National Police.
In his Manila Bulletin column, Angara couldn’t clarify how the PNP might have a “very good” belief ranking at 55 p.c within the June 2017 survey of the Social Weather Stations (SWS) after being hammered in social and legacy media virtually day by day for 1000’s of alleged extrajudicial killings (EJKs) beneath President Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal drug warfare.
Angara famous this was considerably increased that the 45 p.c approval ranking of the PNP in March 2014 and the earlier excessive of 52 p.c in 2010.
“With the first year of the Duterte Administration plagued by headlines that cast the Philippine justice system in a bad light, what can explain these high trust ratings? If accurate, such ratings suggest that something is being done right by the police,” mentioned Angara in his Manila Bulletin column.
“Perhaps, it’s just because not enough is written about good changes in the PNP. Hopefully, these ratings do not indicate that the Filipino people are lending their tacit approval for what appears to be extrajudicial killings and blatant violations of due process and human rights. We fear what long-term effect that would have on our institutions,” he added.
Last May, Duterte appointed Angara because the nation’s particular envoy to the European Union, one of the vocal critics of the administration’s bloody drug warfare.