Filipinos OK with drug war, say gov’t is serious in solving DUI’s

President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs continues to gain satisfaction from majority of Filipinos.

Citing the latest findings from the Social Weather Stations (SWS), Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said the SWS 4th quarter survey found 85 percent of Filipinos is satisfied with the Duterte administration's performance in its campaign against illegal drugs.

Likewise, the same report showed a sizeable 88 percent of Filipinos saying there has been a decrease in drug problem in their areas since President Duterte took office on June 30.

"Clearly, the results of the survey showed that drug-related problems are becoming less among our people's worries," Andanar said.

"If a portion of the SWS survey found that people are worried about becoming victims of EJK (extrajudicial killing), it is important to note that if you asked anyone if they were afraid they would be a victim of EJK... most of them, indeed, would say yes," the Presidential Communications chief clarified, adding that such question was inherently lopsided as no one would say they were not afraid of becoming a victim.

Andanar explained that the survey result showing a great majority of our people -- 70 percent -- said the Duterte administration is serious about solving the problem on death under investigation (dui) in the country supports this premise.

"Extrajudicial killings are not state-sponsored. The Duterte administration respects the law and upholds the basic rights of our people," Andanar underscored.

Source: Philippines News Agency