Extra Judicial Killings: Inimical not Beneficial (A Human Rights Advocacy)

Like any other home, we find something common from all other dwelling- multitude of problems that is difficult to understand, hard to solve, yet has to be cured. Same goes with our country, there are plenitude of issues and concerns that confronts us as a nation; problems which seem to be endless and deeply rooted within the society such as but not limited to DRUGS.

All of us know and recognize drugs as an affront to every peoples being, but little do we know that it is that huge a problem already that has consumed millions of our countrymen had it not been exposed to us by no less than the President himself that as a matter of fact, he was elected because majority saw in him the potential of a leader whose political will is that strong to curb down and/or eliminate further drug proliferation in our country to which it is highly laudable as it give us high hopes of finally having this place free from whatever problems it may result to had the problem on drugs be not its priority- peace and order shall be in total distress. Through the Chief Executives’ directive, the Philippine National Police implemented “Oplan Double Barrel” more commonly known as “Oplan Tokhang“. We saw huge positive turnouts as hundreds of thousands of Filipinos have surrendered to the authorities, thereby placing themselves under the mantle of government’s extensive rehabilitation program for substance abuse and even giving them livelihood means to divert them from use of vices and to help them augment their families income making them more productive members of the society.

But such programs and initiative of the government is heavily tainted with both moral and legal concerns. The price seem to be too high that life is at stake and that due process of the law are not fully accorded as what should be the ideal given that it is already the life and liberty of drug personalities and even innocent ones who are fast becoming the collateral damage in such implementation that are highly condemned not only locally but even abroad with the United Nations taking aim at how the war on drugs has greatly affected many, particularly the marginalized sectors whose families suffer most at the lost of members of their family who were not even subjected to any forms judicial process but are rather killed in an instant. Killings had risen on a day-to-day basis since July, human rights violation boomeranged, we saw and continuously see a number of dead people with placards that says “Wag tularan, Pusher/Addict ako” left and right, from one Barangay to another, from dark, known dangerous places to broad daylight killings, from adult to a child (worst an infant), killings of “alleged” drug users and law perpetrators are at large and undeniably rising up to date.

While we do not say that it’s the government that is directly responsible in all of these killings as there is and obviously there are legitimate operations conducted and are being conducted, we can also say that the perpetrators might just be using the governments program to somehow free themselves of the crime and point the blame on the government. However, what we are seeing and observing are the authorities’ lackluster performance and ineptness on their part to address the issue which leads us and many others concluding, that they might be the ones truly behind these. The government must double and if they can, triplicate their efforts especially the law enforcement agencies and authorities in the strict implementation of penal laws at hand and submit those criminally liable and responsible to our justice system. In this way can we be assured that the wheels of justice system are in motion, working and are in full force. They must also check the veracity of the drug lists being supplied to them from the grassroots of the society which are those coming from the barangay level up to the highly esteemed National Bureau of Investigation officers and other intel communities and networks as it is argued that the list contains flaws and lists of names which are not even based on accurate facts and verified factual basis as admitted by the President in one of his speeches himself.

Not until the government do its part in assuring that all its operations are legitimate and taint-free from all killings outside the legal processes, that big names in the drug trade industry are punished legally and face the consequences of the law, that everyone rich or poor are treated with equality and with due respect of the law, this initiative to curb and eliminate further proliferation of drugs won’t be achieved and won’t succeed as desired. Efforts must also be made regarding the marginalized sector, the poorest of the poor where poverty is highly alarming, give them access to education as it is a constitutional mandate more so a right duly given under the supreme law of the land that will uplift every Filipino citizens’ societal standing, ensuring them a more promising and brighter future, presenting them the attending negative results of vices as drugs and other acts which may in most minds be right but in actuality are legally wrong, preventing them from using such and making them aware that drugs won’t be good and do no good both to self and surrounding others, hampering the achievement of national interests. The government must in the same vein make opportunities widely available to everyone making them more efficient and productive, contributing to the growth and progress of this country, thereby making this country noble and great, even greater again. The government surely do their part. There are flaws, yes! as nobody is perfect. But everything must be done in view of the laws of the land so as not to deviate from the noble purposes and intention of program. Similarly put, we, the people must also do our part, be good members of the society, be vigilant on every actions being done by self and by the government. We must not and should not be fully dependent on what the government can do for us but we must also ask ourselves of what we can do to help our government. The problem on drugs is a problem deeply rooted from social ills- working hand-in-hand is the key; Government must work with, by and for its people as everyone should also work with, by and for the progress of this country it is also important to know that time is of the essence- Act not when it’s already too late to regret that we can no longer undo things. There’s no problem big as this if drugs, vices and other acts illegal is out of our minds to begin with.

 

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An Advocacy from ECE152 Rizalistic

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Ryan Aster Rodriguez
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Ryan Aster Rodriguez

This says it all. Indeed we support the governments initiative to bring back peace and order in the society by eradicating drugs but certainly, we abhor killings as its way to meet the ends. Rule of law must always be upheld so is due process 🙂

josephsuller
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josephsuller

I support this advocacy much as I support human rights as this is an inalienable fundamental right each of us have. We are one in the aim of the government in bringing back peace and security here in our land but not at the expense of someone’s life especially those who are just suspected of their alleged involvement in drugs. Laws must be respected, due process must be observed and to quote former President Ramon Magsaysay, “Those who have less in life should have more in law.” This must be equally applied to all especially considering that majority of those… Read more »

jamelamae1969
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Drug proliferation in the Philippines has been a problem since then and up until now; that is why this advocacy is important because, through this we can eliminate the problem poisoning our citizens as well as our society.
Furthermore, the problem on drugs in the Philippines already destroyed many lives and will continue to destroy a lot more if not eliminated. Also, it is important to keep in mind that this issue is one of the roots of many other heinous crimes in the country so, we really need to abolish if not abate this problem.

jamelamae1969
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Drug proliferation in the Philippines has been a problem since then and up until now; that is why this advocacy is important because through this we can eliminate the problem poisoning our citizens as well as our society. And it has been seen that illegal drugs do nothing but harm the people using it and the people surrounding the drug users. Also, economically speaking it hampers the progress of our country. So, we as citizens have the responsibility to help end the problem. No matter how hard it looks like, we can end this, little by little, hand- in- hand.… Read more »

Mary Grace Fuentes
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I suppport this advocacy because every human’s life is a golden treasure. Killing each other is a sin that also equals to killing your own self. Just the term “KILLLING” is somehow degrading our humanity because it inflicts that we, humans cannot control our inner self to cause pain to others. The government with the help of the citizens can amend this extrajudicial killing if we can cooperate to each other and have a unity to have a success in bringing back the peace in our country. I know that some other people that involved in drug activities are violent… Read more »

souji3213
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We know that the government fight against drugs is already hard, because of the family of the victims saying that him/her already stopped using drugs why did you kill him/her the trust between the government and the people is affected. Adding to that is the EXTRA JUDICIAL KILLINGs which has a big effect to the faith of the people we understand wanting to clean the streets for our families, but turning a blind eye to what is happening right now just because we it feel it doesn’t apply to us is wrong.

souji3213
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-Jonathan B. Bornasal

alexmrpharma
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I support this Advocacy because I as a student watch the news everyday and everything that they said was right that extra judicial killing needs to stop, because their not solving any problem with killing their only creating a bigger problem for us in the father. I also support this Advocacy because they are right if someone is guilty they are needed to be decided by the law to what to do to them. The law needs to be implemented more in come of this because if not extra judicial killings will increase in our country and that will not… Read more »

noelsamonte81
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The war against drugs inflicted the killings in our nation, abusing the power given by our president to our policemen is the root cause of it.I support this advocacy even though I know that some of the killings towards drugs issues are not caused by the government. I believe that some policemen have transactions of illegal drugs and they use small people to do the dirty work for them and when the duterte administration came this policemen killed their people that do the dirty work to avoid being reported by this people of what they’ve done.

-Noel Samonte
-CoE 141

Denise de Guzman
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Although I always cringe about hearing the killings in every news channel, I also think about it as a consequence for those who abused drugs for a long time. The operations maybe became a threat that the president’s advocacy is indeed no joke. Drug abuse has been rampant to our society and this kind of big movement showed that we won’t allow it to be continued (secretly or not). I am against in the way that this problem is being solved but if it was allowed to happen, it happens for a reason. The Filipino people needs to be disciplined… Read more »

Fame G. Mirasol
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Fame G. Mirasol

In today’s most talked about and debatable issue, it is good to question the context of extrajudicial killing– a war on drugs, has been claimed to be cringe-worthy by some of the Filipinos and object to such. Extra judicial killing, for in fact, it is doesn’t only most concerned about the innocent people, allegedly or unproven guilty of drug crimes but of not having to seek the reasonable and fair justice and/or without abiding to the due process of law. Hence, human rights advocacy is needed by the country in relation to this issue. Concerning the lives of the innocent… Read more »

kim louie labrador
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I have supported President Duterte’s stand against criminals. I understand where he is coming from and we most definitely have to start making sure Filipinos feel safe in the Philippines again. After all, for too long those who break the law would go by unpunished and as a result more and more criminals are emboldened to do as they please because they don’t fear the repercussions. There are many aspects of the president’s solution to violence and crime that I can understand and even support. Placing curfews on teenagers, alcohol consumption, and more are smart preventive measures.Is this what our… Read more »

Nika Nolledo
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Today, extra judicial killing is one of the most talked about issues in our country. As we can see, drugs has been a problem in our country up until now. The continuous supply of illegal drugs here in the Philippines became the root of some crimes such as rape, killings and so on. To give solution to drug problem the PNP implemented “OPLAN TOKHANG”. But as the government continue the war on drugs there are some innocents that has been victimized by these actions. Additionally, there are issues in extra judicial killings and all i can say is that it’s… Read more »

ianianianianian112233
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ianianianianian112233

I believe that some policemen have transactions of illegal drugs and they use small people to do the dirty work for them and when the duterte administration came this policemen killed their people that do the dirty work to avoid being reported by this people of what they’ve done.

ian joshua arellano
EED151

ian francis tropicales
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ian francis tropicales

today extrajudicial killings is now issue here in our country philippines. because of some drug addicts and criminals here in our country.they think that extrajudicial killings is the best way to solve the problem of our country.

for me i think rizal would agree to this advocacy . because it helps people to be aware to do crimes here in our country.and to have discipline.

Trish dela Paz
Guest

Philippines ranks as the most dangerous country in Asia. President Du30 normalized the act of extrajudicial killings in his war with drugs. This is where murder is being promoted as an acceptable and appropriate act to deal with drug problems. Economically speaking, much of the population are involved with illegal drugs. Innocent people sometimes are being killed. I say NO to extrajudicial killings. I know that drug proliferation in the Pi has always been a problem, but who are they to take lives? The government can do better, they can think of a much better way other than “Oplan Tokhang”.… Read more »

Aizel Collado
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Aizel Collado

Obviously, many knew that a rise in death toll might come to pass. Those who voted for President Rodrigo Duterte counted on him and his hard stance against crime and drugs to “clean the streets,” as it were, of drug pushers, syndicates, and would-be criminals. And just two months into office he appears to have kept his word. As they say, “change has come indeed.” However, we also have to stop and ask ourselves at what cost? I have supported President Duterte’s stand against criminals. I understand where he is coming from and we most definitely have to start making… Read more »

Vincent Masangkay
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Vincent Masangkay

I suppport this advocacy because the people nowadays is involve in many drug case, this is the only reason to lessen the drug case here in the Philippines. CHR should agree with this because the reason to kill people involving the drug addiction is to stop taking drugs because drugs now only kill your brain and also your whole life.

Vincent Masangkay
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Vincent Masangkay

I suppport this advocacy because the people nowadays is involve in many drug case, this is the only reason to lessen the drug case here in the Philippines. CHR should agree with this because the reason to kill people involving the drug addiction is to stop taking drugs because drugs not only kill your brain and also your whole life.

Julienne Pecho
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Julienne Pecho

As a student, I support President Rodrigo Duterte and his advocacy fighting crime against drugs. Because as an aware Filipino citizen we must stop this Poisonous problem that our country was suffering for, but not by doing such as killings and that was the EXTRA JUDICIAL KILLING itself. However we can implement and educate such victims by giving them the chance to stop their vices and by giving them a livelihood program so they can start a new life. So for the sake and for the future of our beloved country, we must conduct unity and cooperation to stop this… Read more »

ron cristian dris olit
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ron cristian dris olit

para sa akin ang extrajudicial killings, ay sa isang parte maganda kasi nababawan ang mga masasamang tao dito sa palipinas, pero may side din na hindi sya maganda kasi, nawawala yung karapatang pantao dahil bigla na lamang silang pinapatay nag wala man lang kalaban laban at yung iba na napapagkamalan lang, so para sakin hindi sya maganda , kasi lahat naman ng may kasalanan pwedeng magbago, hindi yung gumawa ka ng kasalanan papatayin kana agad, so pano naman pala yung mga pumapatay na yon dapat din sila patayi kasi pumapatay sila ng tao?, dapat itigil na lang to dahil mas… Read more »

Jacob Mangulabnan
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Jacob Mangulabnan

Ayon sa aking opinyon, hindi ako sumasang-ayon sa advocacy na ito. Dahil mas lalong tumitindi at umiinit ang krimen dito sa pilipinas. Sa kabilang banda naman ay maaaring maganda ito dahil nababawasan ang mga masasamang tao o nagtutulak ng droga kahit ang mga gumagamit nito. Ngunit tama bang gawin ito sa pamamaraan ng karahasan? Hindi ako sumasang-ayon dahil kahit na gumawa sila ng kasalanan, maaari na lamang silang ikulong at bigyan ng pagkakataon upang magbago. At mayroon pang nadadamay na walang malay sa Extra Judicial Killing(EJK) na ito. Kaya dapat na din itigil itong pamamaraan nila para mapuksa ang mga… Read more »

john nicole espiritu
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john nicole espiritu

MANILA, Philippines – Human rights advocates on Thursday joined forces calling on President Rodrigo Duterte to immediately stop extrajudicial killings of drug suspects. Citizens Council for Human Rights composed of groups such as World March of Women, Akbayan Youth, Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates and Kilusang Pambansang Demokrasya, among others, urged the president to respect the rights of drug suspects and follow due process and fair hearing on imposing their anti-drug campaign. Duterte administration’s campaign for peace and order worsened lawlessness and violence. And as a student it is hard to understand how cruel this current Philippine admistration. stop… Read more »

christian
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christian

para sakin medyo brutal yung ginagawa ng extrajudicial killings pero okay to sa mga salot ng lipunan. para matuto sa mga pagkakamali nilang pinagbabawalan na pinagpapatuloy pa na warning na sa mga tao ginawa pa nila sang-ayon rin naman ako kasi para mabigyan disiplina yung mga pasaway na tao sa mga gumagamit ng bawal na gamot at nag iinteres gumamit pa nito para matakot at magbigay aral sa mga gustong sumubok.

Mark Genesis Labarosa
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Mark Genesis Labarosa

Philippine extrajudicial killings are politically motivated murders committed by government officers, punished by local and international law or convention. I support president Duterte for his war against drugs because in the future many of us will benefit the after it will success but the CHR is against to it because of the other case vigilante killings and etc ofcourse most of the filipinos are now scared and confuse is it really safe to go outside or what? There should be a proper due process for anything. We should stop the drugs but thats not the way it should be.

Kyrone Laudencia
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Kyrone Laudencia

Obviously, many knew that a rise in death toll might come to pass. Those who voted for President Rodrigo Duterte counted on him and his hard stance against crime and drugs to “clean the streets,” as it were, of drug pushers, syndicates, and would-be criminals. And just two months into office he appears to have kept his word. As they say, “change has come indeed.” However, we also have to stop and ask ourselves at what cost?

jan prudente
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jan prudente

I don’t really want to give my side on this type of discussion but I guess what I can say is I don’t really know my side.I do think that its a bit rough to kill the criminals at the same time when I think of the growing death of innocents people I just cringe and realize all I could give is pity.I do believe that criminals (especially those who have killed someone) should be given extreme punishment because right now putting them in jail is just isn’t enough.

krizhia anne pasatiempo
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krizhia anne pasatiempo

I am a pro Duterte but what is happening these days, if extraducial killings happen it is not the judicial killing alone.I remember about illegal syndicates, somebody compiled a lists of incidents that involved the killing of individuals related to drugs.So I believe it is not just what the President that had uttered before on his plans for cleaning the country

krizhia pasatiempo

nathaniel renegado
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nathaniel renegado

I have supported President Duterte’s stand against criminals. I understand where he is coming from and we most definitely have to start making sure Filipinos feel safe in the Philippines again. After all, for too long those who break the law would go by unpunished and as a result more and more criminals are emboldened to do as they please because they don’t fear the repercussions. There are many aspects of the president’s solution to violence and crime that I can understand and even support. Placing curfews on teenagers, alcohol consumption, and more are smart preventive measures. The possibility that… Read more »

Sadim, Rushielle Mae
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Sadim, Rushielle Mae

Every human being deserves to live even those who are still in the womb of their mothers,God gave us this life and only Him can take it away from us. Thus,no human has the right to kill another human being. The only solution in punishing these criminals is to let the law and authorities handle this kind of matters. They are the only people who has the power to decide on what kind of punishment the criminals deserve regarding the crimes they have committed. No one is above the law and that includes you, me, or anybody else who is… Read more »

Rhed Panganiban
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Rhed Panganiban

If the president’s mandate of shoot to kill is followed what we would end up with are even more vigilantes walking the streets with a convoluted sense of ‘wild wild west’ justice. This is not the way to make things safe again. In fact, things might get even more dangerous. I understand wanting to clean the streets for our families, but turning a blind eye to what is happening right now just because we it feel it doesn’t apply to us is wrong. It might seem that way now, but in the end it will come back to haunt us.… Read more »

Rowie Ann Tan
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Rowie Ann Tan

I can imagine the motive of killing those “Criminals”, stopping the violence and fear. It could sound inhumane for someone who’s not experiencing those fear, but once you put yourself into the people’s shoes, it become tough to resolve.

R-Jay P. Gracilla
Guest

I support of the advocacy of the current administration of the total eradication of the used of drugs (shabu). but this advocacy seemed to be inhumane as far as the people are being killed without proper judicial process. the government might say that their policemen are just proecting themselves from suspected addict but i do not believe that all of the transactions and raids of the policemen subjecting the suspected addicts are having guns with thier arms when they killed by these policemen. the probability of having a fire arm on the hands of suspected addicts is absolutely questionable. i… Read more »

Patricia Santos
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Patricia Santos

I support this advocacy because of its timely information about ejk. ejk is the main problem in our country and we can’t find any solutions about it. I hope many people can read about this advocacy.

Patricia Santos
CIV151

Jeniña B. San Juan
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Jeniña B. San Juan

Extra Judicial Killing is an immoral. It is against the will of God. Because everyone can change and everyone have the rights to defend themselves. But since, the leader of this country were the one who open our mind to kill the sinner and the accused sinner, because of that the followers had no fear of killing. But since we have a law, we need to follow the due process of law.

Harvy Gloria
Guest
Harvy Gloria

I agree on you advocacy. I am the person who support the equal treatment of people when it come on human rights. We know that our country is a governance of democracy, so in that word we will think that we have the right to do and oppossed the imputation of ther people because we have the right. We also that law is law and we cannot opposed it. I am really agree on you advocacy. Nice!

Gloria Harvy N.
CIV151

Rafael Miguel Saratan
Guest

I believe that every person has the right to have second chance. We have the right to defend ourselves unless you are proven guilty. Philippines is a democratic country and we can do whatever we want but it should obey our laws. People who are responsible of EJK should be put in question by higher officials.

Abedes, Clifford John
Guest
Abedes, Clifford John

I support this advocacy Extra Judicial Killing is an immoral. Because the poor is the only one suffer at this moment. They have no rights to defend there selves even they are innocent.

Kingrichmond Domingo
Guest

I am better than rizal because i am not a fuck boy like him.

Domingo, King Richmond B.
CIV151

R-Jay Gracilla
Guest

I am better than rizal simply because i am still alive and i could make myself more better than him. hahhahahahahaha

CIV151
Gracilla

Harvygloria
Guest

I am better than Rizal because i have lots of talents than him,and also i am absolutely and confidently handsome with heart!

CIV151
Harvy Gloria

johnry guillema
Guest
johnry guillema

im better than rizal because i live with the advance technology that i can i use for better life living.

Michael john fajarito
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Michael john fajarito

i like this advocacy and my own law for this advocacy is what we are going to call is EJK Law because this advocacy is all about ejk victims and i am very sad to all of the victims of the ejk that really not a criminal but instead of the lack of process and due process of the police to the suspects they become a victims of the ejk.The ejk law is the law for the all ones doing such an extra or not humanly punish by the authority and not giving the right of the suspect to live… Read more »

Ernest A. Estologa
Guest
Ernest A. Estologa

I support this advocacy this EJK should stop because life is a precious gift that God gave to us. We must value it like God values us. Some of those who were killed is an alleged drug user/pusher only so we are not sure if it’s true or not. We must follow first the process before we ‘move’.
-Ernest A. Estologa

zhelarienne
Guest

This is a nice advocacy. And everyone should support this. -Arienne Zhel Gadiano (ELE151)

Cheong
Guest
Cheong

The war on drugs resulted to a big number of daily casualties, even innocent people were framed up and get killed despite not having any involvement on drug-related concerns. In my own perspective, giving the police officers a power to kill anyone involved or allegedly involved on drug operations who resisted to surrender branches out to a new way of hiding the real mastermind of deaths unconcerned with drug-related issues, diverting the blame to those who have the power. To cut it short, this power can be abused either by the officers themselves or other criminals. If I’m going to… Read more »

Rose Marl Cheong
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Rose Marl Cheong

The war on drugs resulted to a big number of daily casualties, even innocent people were framed up and get killed despite not having any involvement on drug-related concerns. In my own perspective, giving the police officers a power to kill anyone involved or allegedly involved on drug operations who resisted to surrender branches out to a new way of hiding the real mastermind behind deaths unconcerned with drug-related issues, diverting the blame to those who have the power. To cut it short, this power can be abused either by the officers themselves or other criminals. If I’m going to… Read more »

Christian Noveda
Guest
Christian Noveda

The Duterte administration’s war against drugs is the hottest issue here in the Philippines as of now. Families of the alleged extra-judicial killings victims were filing a case against the policemen who they said did not respect their rights. To stop this, I would like to pass the Filipinos’ Rights Literacy law. This aims to educate us, the Filipino people, of our rights for us to know what is the right thing to do and act whenever there will be policemen who will knock on our doors and say that it is a drug operation. Our rights may be stated… Read more »

Cara De Villa
Guest

ECE151 DE VILLA, CARA LARIZE Killing people without due process of law is an inhumane thing to do to people which violates the right of the people to live. Life is not just a toy you want to steal from others, it is a precious thing given to us by God and He must be the only one who can take it away from us. No policeman should have the approval the have to kill a person without the proper judgement on court, it will lead the police to abuse such power which resulted to this type of crisis. Republic… Read more »