“Change is coming” maybe it is one of the reasons why most Filipinos voted for Duterte. Is it true that change is really coming? The campaign of Duterte’s administration promised to suppress crime, corruption, and to lessen the drug circulation here in the Philippines within three (3) to six (6) months. Obviously, the campaign was successful but why there are people, who were arguing about what is happening in our country? And what is behind the words “EXTRA JUDICIAL KILLING”?
An extra judicial killing is the killing of a person by governmental authorities without the sanction of any judicial proceeding or legal process. Extra judicial punishments are mostly seen by humanity to be unethical, since they bypass the due process of the legal jurisdiction in which they occur. Killing is not a way to solve problem, isn’t it? Perhaps the ultimate platform of the present administration is to reduce the population in our country. In this booming population, people experiencing poverty and this poverty provoked many individuals to do such crimes to support themselves and their family.
Whoever is behind this so called ‘extra judicial killings’, they should stop it right now. They should respect the rights of the individuals, specifically the drug suspects. They should not take one’s life. They should stop the unlawful methods of imposing this anti-drug campaign. And follow the due process and fair hearing to make things right and just.
The war against illegal drugs have gone overboard. Police just kill drug suspects who resisted arrest, as they claim. This is refuted by relatives who r saying they were not armed. Many were merely asleep when they were killed. Extra judicial killings, or EJK, have attracted negative global attention. Disregard of human rights has no place in our civil society.
Over 3 thousand have been killed so far, without the benefit of court trial. Even suspects, nay criminals, deserve their day in court. That’s basic human rights. Extra judicial killings must stop, the police should desist from killing anyone just merely on the notion they’re drugs users or dealers. We must all raise our voices against extra judicial killing.
An Advocacy of ELE151 Team Colaso