Sep 10, 2017 @ 16:02

Teenagers killed to “sabotage” the struggle towards medication? Vice President Leni Robredo isn’t shopping for it.

“Sino namang magsasabotahe nito? Sino namang may kapasidad? Sino iyong may kapasidad na mampatay?” she mentioned in her radio present on Sunday, when requested about President Rodrigo Duterte’s current pronouncement.

Duterte final week mentioned that the killings of younger folks—notably his “relative,” 19-year-old Carl Angelo Arnaiz—had been completed to discredit the police and his administration’s centerpiece program.

For her half, Robredo insisted bloody struggle towards medication shouldn’t be an accurate method, pointing to the expertise of different governments which tried this and failed.

While acknowledging the gravity of our drug woes, she has reiterated the significance of due course of, and proposed that extra consideration be given to community-based rehabilitation, which many of the drug surrenderees qualify for.

“Tayo ay naniniwala na matindi talaga iyong ating problema sa droga dito sa Pilipinas, pero alam mo, Ka Ely, iyong pag-aalala kasi natin, sa ibang bansa ginawa na rin iyong ganitong strategy—iyong mampatay nang mampatay—pero wala namang nangyari. In fact, sa maraming mga bansa sa buong mundo na ginamit itong patayan bilang isang istratehiya, hindi naman ito naging successful sa pagsugpo ng ilegal na droga,” she mentioned.

“Kaya iyong parati nating kampanya, sana hindi patayan iyong strategy. Eh ang nakakalungkot, halos araw-araw mayroon tayong bagong balita na kabataan na iyon iyong pinapatay. Ang tanong ngayon siguro, ano kaya iyong iba pang mga patayan? Sino kaya doon iyong pinatay na wala namang kalaban-laban, wala namang kasalanan? Iyon iyong nakakatakot,” she added.

Source: politics.com.ph