|Sen. Risa Hontiveros and Sen. Leila de Lima on extrajudicial killings, questioning Philippine National Police Chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa|
By Alon Calinao Dy: Filipinos already knew that the problem on drugs is enormous not only here in Metro Manila but all throughout the country, especially in Eastern Visayas.
Like 16 millions of Filipinos, I understand the desire of President Rodrigo Duterte to eliminate illegal drugs because it endangered the lives of every Filipino especially the children who are addicted to these prohibited drugs.
President Duterte taught Filipinos that the war against illegal drugs is so serious that it may lead to a bloody war because those drugs addicts won't stop doing narcotics trade and killing every drug user little by little.
Frankly, I have never seen someone like President Duterte who is willing to sacrifice his own life in order to stop illegal drug trade in the country. The opposition questioned the Duterte administration its war on drugs and the rise of extrajudicial killings.
President Duterte himself clarified to everyone that it was not an easy task to eliminate drugs in the country, and every police officer is risking their life to fight these criminals who are also armed with deadly weapons. Thus, the President said to all cops to always protect themselves from harm.
Duterte also accused Sen. Leila de Lima's personal driver and alleged lover Dayan about his alleged involvement in the drug trade and the one who used to collect money from the drug convicts. However, De lima denied the accusations regarding these issues.
I don't think Filipinos will trust Sen. De Lima if these allegations are said to be true. I don't see the reasons why she needs to investigate about the extrajudicial killings if her alleged lover is involved on the alleged illegal drug trade and possibly her involvement, too. I don't think the opposition can stop the good plans of President Duterte on its battle against criminality, corruption and illegal drugs.
If Sen. De Lima and Sen. Hontiveros want to investigate about extrajudicial killings, they should go to the provinces of Samar where many people had been killed because political feud through many years. If they are really true advocates of Human Rights, then they should start it there.