Philippines: Leadership plays down reduced public support for war on drugs killings

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Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella said majority of Filipinos are still satisfied with the government’s war on drugs despite the slight dip in satisfaction ratings. King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo, File

MANILA, Philippines — Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella on Wednesday said majority of Filipinos are still satisfied with the government’s war against illegal drugs despite the dip in ratings.

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Abella noted that satisfaction is still high despite the “negative criticisms” received by the administration locally and abroad.
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“Filipinos understand and support the campaign against hard drug traffickers and violators,” he said.
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The spokesman also echoed the president’s vow and said that the drive against illegal drugs would be “relentless” until the drug apparatus is rendered useless.
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The latest survey conducted by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) from March 25 to 28 showed that 78 percent of Filipino adults are satisfied with the government’s war on drugs while 12 percent are dissatisfied, yielding a net satisfaction of +66. This is an 11-point dip from the +77 rating in December 2016.
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Meanwhile, 10 percent of Filipino adults are undecided.
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Abella said the war on drugs is for the next generation of Filipinos.
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He also noted that 70 percent of the Filipinos believe that the administration is serious about solving the problems in extrajudicial killings and cleansing the Philippine National Police of scalawags.
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The survey showed, however, that 36 percent of respondents said they think the Duterte administration is somewhat serious in solving extrajudicial killing cases, while 5 percent said the government is “somewhat not serious,” and 4 percent said it is not serious at all.
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The survey used face-to-face interviews with 1,200 adults nationwide and has a sampling error of ± 3 percent.
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Discarded — The body of a dead Filipino girl — killed in President Duterte’s war on drugs — looks like it has been put out with the trash….. Abella said the war on drugs is for the next generation of Filipinos.
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One Response to “Philippines: Leadership plays down reduced public support for war on drugs killings”

  1. daveyone1 Says:

    Reblogged this on World Peace Forum.

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