President Duterte’s campaign against crime, illegal drugs yielding positive result-Andanar –

Presidential Communications Office Secretary Martin Andanar announced that crime incidents in the Philippines are declining.

"Patuloy na umaani ng positibong resulta ang kampanya kontra droga at krimen ng kasalukuyang administrasyon. Isang buwan matapos umupo sa Malacanang si Presidente Rodrigo Roa Duterte, bumagsak ang incident ng crime to 50,817 nung Hulyo 2016 kumpara sa 56,339 na insidente ng krimen nung Hulyo 2015, base po ito sa talaan ng Philippine National Police," Andanar said during an interview with state-run Radyo Ng Bayan on August 14.

Andanar disclosed that index crimes had posted a huge 31-percent decrease, from 17,105 incidents in July 2015 down to 11,800 in July this year. Index crimes, as defined by the PNP, involve crimes against persons (i.e., murder, homicide, physical injury, and rape) and crimes against property (i.e., robbery, theft, carnapping, and cattle rustling).

"Patunay ito na ang matapang na solusyon at mabilis na aksyon kung saan nakilala ang ating Pangulo ay hindi lamang slogan nung panahon ng kampanya. Ito ay isang pagbabagong mararamdaman ng lahat ng Filipino saan mang sulok sila ng bansa," Andanar explained.

In July 2016, crimes against property went down to 4,476 incidents, or 40.3 percent, and crimes against persons declined by 13.82 percent, or 829 incidents, as compared to the same period last year.

"Panawagan po natin sa ating mamamayan ay patuloy po tayong makipagtulungan sa ating Philippine National Police para mas lalo pong bumaba ang krimen ng ating bansa. Ang pangako po ng ating Pangulo ay malaking bawas po, kundi masawata na po itong iligal na droga sa ating lansangan," Andanar ended.

Source: Philippine Information Agency