Ever since the campaign period, Duterte has also promised to end the crime in the Philippines by using the same method that made Davao the ‘safe’ province that it is today: the “shoot-to-kill”.
Since his inauguration on June 30, police reports have shown that more than 400 drug suspects have been killed. However, according to ABS-CBN, the death toll is around 852 if summary executions are to be included.
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“We believe—fundamentally—that those aspects ensure and promote long-term security. We are concerned by these detentions, as well as the extrajudicial killing of individuals suspected to be involved in drug activity in the Philippines.”
On August 7, Duterte read out loud his list of names that included more than 160 judges, mayors, legislators, police, and military individuals who are allegedly involved in illegal drug trade. He demanded for them to surrender.
Last month before his meeting with the President, US Secretary of State John Kerry has expressed his belief that civil and human rights need to be respected even in the process of keeping the societies safe. ASCS
US airs out concern in PH’s war on drugs Reviewed by FilipiNews PH on Tuesday, August 09, 2016 Rating: