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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  1. 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 🙂

  2. 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 whose life were taken extrajudicially were from the poorest of the poor of the society.

  3. 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.

  4. 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. If we really want to have a peaceful and an illegal drug-free country then we should take heed and act on it.
    Furthermore, the problem with 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. And although some of us are not directly affected by the problem we must consider those victims of such crimes caused by drug addicts. So, we really need to abolish if not abate this problem. Lastly, this campaign would save our country not just for us, but also for the posterity to come

  5. 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 and don’t want to cooperate with the government, these people should pass through the procedures of the law because that’s the purpose of the law. Humans created a law so that there is a peace and an organized system in the country, if we do not use this then why we have a law in the first place. Also with this said law, our country first need a trusted government officials to do so.
    Furthermore, the Philippines needs to bring back the humanity that some of our fellow Pilipino had lost.

    –Mary Grace Fuentes

  6. 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.

  7. 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 look good for are image, and it will create a lot of nightmares for are younger generation.

    ALEXANDER MIGUEL BUSTOS

  8. 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

  9. 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 the hard way.

    Moreover, this kind of change teaches Filipino the discipline that we don’t see in our society. Filipinos had been spoiled for the past government, trying to give us everything but we always rant for more. This time, the president gave us something to be afraid of. If we use drugs, we’ll be hunted down and be killed. I just hope that the marginalized citizens get the same safety feeling. Because most of the times, they were also the innocent victims.

  10. 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 people are at stake, I’m afraid that there will be more forfeited rights of the oppressed, terrorizing and public execution whether only if suspicion or just a mere accusation without evidences, there is lack thereof. Killing aside, there are also issues that should be address and given attention of like the economic sustainability and growth, educational system, unemployment, etc.

    To think if Rizal resurrected in Millennial generation, I bet he will probably stand against on it. As he firmly believes that pen is mightier than the sword. He even doesn’t want to tolerate war that shed bloods during his time instead use the power of writing to influence and fight for the rights of the Filipino people. Guns and bullets are not the sole answer to many of the country’s problems against poverty and corruption.

    My ghaaad. I hate drugs!!!

  11. 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 country has come to? Killing someone and making a claim of their guilt on cardboard is enough to make it okay? We can’t allow this to become the norm. What’s to stop someone from killing an enemy that may or may not have had anything to do with drugs and just claiming they are a pusher or an addict after the fact? At that point they won’t be able to defend themselves and it will be too late.

  12. 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 against human rights.

    I think Rizal would agree with this advocacy, because before Rizal fought for our country which includes human rights and i believe that extra judicial killing is against in every human rights. This war is alarming especially to the people or family whose lives are at stake. Hence, this kind of war on drugs takes away the right of a human for having a second chance to change for good. We must remember that everyone who commits mistake deserves a chance to change. The government should promulgate the war on drugs without sacrificing many lives.

  13. 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

  14. 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.

  15. 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”. Who are they to execute the lives of the people being accused or suspected as drug users. Some of them are innocent. I sure know that it’s hard to stop drugs from proliferating but I do believe that there is still a better way to promulgate the war on drugs without taking lives. Extrajudicial killings being Extra-legal killings, I beg to disagree. There should be values of humanity. There are so many problems to address to, do not just fight against drugs. Help the people, give them a chance. Rehabilitate them. There is still hope for everyone. Killing is not the answer to this problem. Give our people a fair justice. We owe our lives to our Father, it is only Him who can take it.

    -dela Paz, Ma. Patricia Angela S.J.

  16. 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 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.

    However, having said all that, I don’t believe that “shoot to kill” is the best way to achieve the goal of a safer country.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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 problem.

  20. 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 lumalala ang krimen dito sa pilipinas.

  21. 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 masasamang loob.


    Jacob A. Mangulabnan

  22. 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 killings and save life.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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?

  26. 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.

  27. 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

  28. 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 the current EJKs will be considered by the International Criminal Court as amounting to a crime against humanity is a liability risk that our President is miscalculating.

    Ruben Carranza, director of the New-York-based International Center for Transitional Justice, points out that “[w]hen over 500 civilians have been killed by both police and vigilantes with the clear goal of targeting them in a ‘war against drugs,’ with their impunity explicitly guaranteed by the president, then the elements of EJKs as a ‘crime against humanity of murder’ are already there—(a) widespread or systematic killings, (b) civilians are targeted, and (c) the perpetrators know or intended their conduct to be part of a widespread or systematic attack.”

    Nathaniel Renegado 🙂

  29. 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 not part of the authorities. A person or a normal citizen cannot bring justice upon the criminals for he has no authority to do so. There are a lot of other ways to resolve this problem especially on the war on drugs but one of those is not this so called extrajudicial killings. Performing this extrajudicial killing makes you a criminal yourself and that means you are no different from them.

  30. 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. What happens when one day it’s someone we love being wrongly accused and gunned out without a proper trial? Or worse, what if we, or someone we love, become collateral damage in a random shoot-out? It’s not far-fetched considering the way people are reacting to the president’s mandate. We all want to live in a safe society. We want to be able to raise our children in a safer world. I commend the president on his mission to stamp our crime, drugs and violence in the Philippines.

  31. 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.

  32. 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 understand that the rampancy of drugs affecting the communities of this nation has to be cured immediately but i hope that by doing it so, it must still abide by the law of this land, remember that we are all ruled by the laws.

    Gracilla
    CIV151

  33. 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

  34. 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.

  35. 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

  36. 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.

  37. 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.

  38. 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

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

  40. 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 they will be in prison for lifetime and not allowing to have a bail for his/her crime.

    Michael john fajarito
    ECE151

  41. 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

  42. 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 propose a law I’d call it “Security for the Alleged Drug Users Act” or “RA No. 43417”. Under this law, alleged drug users must be placed under investigation. The police officers will not be allowed to shoot any suspects that might lead to their death in any encounter and must conduct their operation peacefully as much as possible. Officers who violate this law will be relieved from their post.

    ECE151

  43. 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 propose a law I’d call it “Security for the Alleged Drug Users Act” or “RA No. 43417”. Under this law, alleged drug users must be placed under investigation. The police officers will not be allowed to shoot any suspects that might lead to their death in any encounter and must conduct their operation peacefully as much as possible. Officers who violate this law will be relieved from their post.

    Cheong, Rose Marl
    ECE151

  44. 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 in the constitution, but it is not enough since we do not know what specifically are those.

  45. 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 act no. 10998 “Execution Prevention Act”
    Section I: The police should recognize the right of the people to live and follow the right due process of assessing the crime before killing. If such an offense is made the person in charge will be imprisoned for at least ten years and will not be bailable. Their license will also be confiscated and will no longer have the right to be a police officer.
    Section II: guns will be prohibited during apprehending a person on drugs thus will just use a tranquilizer to only immobilize them. However, it depends on what kind of operation was involved. An observer will be in during the operation that will make a report if it follows the appropriate conditions, his identity will be hidden securely to prove effective.

  46. The war on drugs the government raised upon elliminating drug users became a very controversial issue nowadays. Most of the prospect of the police, even before getting caught, die. The reason the police always tell is that, they actually try to fight back to them resulting them to die. Many of us probably don’t believe such reason. Why? Ofcourse most of the drug lords are being protected by the police. It may be the reason why small time drug dealers are being killed. It is to make them stop spilling the beans. I suggest that the government itself although hard to implement should raise such law. A law “Protection of the Drug Users”. In this law, no harm can be done to those arrested. There should be a punishmnet whoever tries to kill an alleged user if proven that this police do it on purpose. It is not only beneficial to the user itself but also to the authority to further know the main sources of drugs circulating in the country.

    Mariz Arroyo
    ECE151

  47. Republic Act of the Philippines
    Republic Act No. 86236

    Section 1 – This act shall be called “The Right of the Alleged Criminal act”.

    Section 2 -(1) An act that will secure all the rights of the alleged criminal. He/she has a right to due process of law.

    (2)The alleged criminal shall enjoy the right to be heard by himself and counsel, to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation against him, to have a speedy, impartial, and public trial, to meet the witnesses face to face, and to have compulsory process to secure the attendance of witnesses and the production of evidence in his behalf. (Article III, Section 14)

    Section 3 – No torture, force, violence, threat, intimidation, or any other means which vitiate the free will shall be used against him. Secret detention places, solitary, incommunicado, or other similar forms of detention are prohibited.

    Section 4 – Violation to this law will have a penalty of 5,000-50,000 pesos.

    Banday, Joeen Marie D.
    ECE151

  48. 1.Implicit/Non-material
    2.This article gives the information about what are the actions done by the government to solve the problem in our society.
    3. The title of this article in explicit form should be “The Debri of a Beautiful Artwork” because just like our life, it is precious and meaningful. Each debri of the artwork represents the whole image of our character, what we do and who we are as a person. If we can’t see its true meaning, some of us will just ignore it. We appreciate artwork not just because of its literal meaning instead we find the true value by understanding and analyzing it very carefully.

  49. Castillo, Jan Ericson S.
    MAR141
    Sociology MQ2

    This article falls under Ethnocentrism. The author denounces extra judicial killings in the Philippines. He is doing this because of his love for the country. He wants to have a decent-looking society by making every law-offender go through the due process.

  50. Surio, Sheila Ann D.
    Mar142
    Sociology MQ2

    this article falls under the theory of ethnocentrism because it shows the practice of how our government prevents biggest issue in our country by extra judicial killing which is not acceptable in our culture.

  51. Cantuba,Ma. Rinzele L.
    MAR141
    Sociology MQ2
    This article falls under ethnocentrism because it tackles about the extrajudicial killings that are happening here in the Philippines.

  52. Rodenas, Toni R.
    MAR141
    Sociology MQ2
    Ethnocentrism because it deals with the extrajudicial killings happening in our country.

  53. I support President Duterte to his advocacy about drugs. But there are so many issues about Oplan Tokhang like the person killed was not related to any drugs issues. Hopefully, the law must still be the one to follow with than to put on his hand the law he wanted to. However, We Filipino’s must act what we can do to help our country.

  54. Jan Henri T. Vigo
    MAR142

    R.A NO. 1432 A law for rules and guidelines for Oplan-Tokhang target and victims.

    Section 1. This act is also known as “Guidelines of Oplan-Tokhang Operation”.
    Section 2. Guidelines or Rules that must be followed by the police officials/officers before executing the operation.
    Section 2.1. The baranggay officials must submit a lists of suspected drug pusher and drug user withing the area.
    Section 2.2. The Police officials/officers must undergo an investigation regarding to the persons suspected by the baranggay officials.
    Section 2.3 When the Police officials/officers proved that the names of suspected drug pusher and drug user are true. They can proceed to the planning operations of oplan-tokhang.
    Section 3. When the Police officials/officers have the final lists they can proceed to the execution of Oplan-tokhang.
    Section 4. Any form of mistake or disobey the law by the Police officials/officers they will be punished of the folllowing;
    Section 4.1. When they execute by the wrong person or target, the Police officials/officers will be punished to removed from his/her position.
    Section 4.2. The Police Officials/officers are obligated to pay all the expenses for the funeral of the victim.
    Section 4.3. They will be punished in a form of 5-10 years of imprisonment.

  55. Republic Act 1362 (extra judicial)

    To make an extra judicial killing in other people by not seeing by the public. Policemen it will be penalty cost of ten thousand pesos (10,000) and it will be imprisonment in two months to six months.

  56. Republic Act of the Philippines
    R.A NO 060797
    THIS REPUBLIC ACT MAKES IT CLEAR THAT KILLING WILL BE ALLOWED HERE IN THE PHILIPPINES
    SECTION 1. THIS ACT SHALL BE CALLED OPLAN- GANTI
    SECTION 2. IN WHAT MANNER OF CRIMINAL OFFENSE THAT HAS BEEN DONE EVEN IF IT IS STEALING or what ever SMALL OR BIG OFFENSE , IT MUST BE ALSO BY KILLING.
    SECTION 3. THE VICTIM SHOULD SIGN A FORM THAT HE OR SHE IS WILLING TO KILL WHOEVER DID THE THAT TO HIM/HER.

  57. Jelou Kim C. Laporbida
    FIN 144
    Life and Works of Rizal

    Republic Act of the Philippines No. 6598
    Dangerous Drugs Act

    Whereas, An act to impose the human rights violation victims by any government officials amended for the purpose of avoiding extra judicial killings during Duterte Administration.
    Whereas, Public officers especially police officers must have a clear and adequate understanding and commitment to human rights protection, promotion and advocacy.

    Section 1: Penalties for Government Official and Employees and Officers and Members of Police Agencies and the Armed Forces, “Planting” of Evidence.

    Section 2: The maximum penalty provided for section 1 is a fine ranging from 1 million to 10 million pesos shall be imposed, if those found guilty of any of the said offenses are government officials, employees or officers, including members of police agencies and the armed forces.

    Section 3: If any public officer is entrusted with law enforcement and he refrains from arresting or prosecuting an offender who has committed a crime punishable by reclusion perpetua, he shall suffer the penalty for the offense which was not prosecuted.

    Section 4: Taking advantage of superior strength or being one of the government official, with the aid of armed men means to weaken the defense or of means of a person to insure or afford impunity will also suffer the penalty of reclusion perpetua or life imprisonment.

  58. FIN144 RIZAL

    RA 4321

    – There shall be a short due process to those who we’re accused of selling or using drugs. By under going illegal drug examinations and face charges if the person that has been accused is positive as a drug user.

  59. Ramos Joseph – FIN 144

    RA 222

    This law provides free funeral service to those who are legitimately proven as being victim of extra judicial killings. No one is exemption.

    Violators shall be put to prison.

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