CHARGES of extrajudicial killings (EJKs) are not hurting President Rodrigo Duterte because more Filipinos appreciate the results of his war against illegal drugs.
The campaign versus prohibited drugs tremendously reduced criminality in the country particularly in Metro Manila, boosting public safety and business confidence.
It’s not surprising that despite the criticisms against his drug war, the President is enjoying high public acceptance especially in the metropolis.
Results of the latest survey conducted by the Social Weather Station (SWS) showed that a high 80 percent of Filipinos trust Duterte as their leader.
The President’s display of determination to get rid of illegal drugs and criminals even made many Fiipinos believe he will fulfill his other promises that include jobs for the unemployed, shelters for the homeless, and food for the hungry.
The same survey firm in its study said 54 percent of the country’s population are bullish that Duterte can make good on his promises.
These figures from the survey are reflective of the peoples’ support for the President and his programs. They manifest the Filipinos’ desire for the leadership to stay and sustain what it’s doing for the country,” QC Rep. Winnie Castelo said.
Members of the opposition have raised the issue of EJKs to discredit the Duterte administration. They even sought the intervention of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to pursue their goal against the President.
Such efforts would be futile considering the high public acceptance that Duterte is enjoying. The overwhelming support of our people to the President as shown by the surveys invalidates charges of EJKs against his government.
Aside from the fact that the allegations against the President are baseless, it would not be difficult for ICC to recognize his feats and how our people value those achievements never achieved by previous leaders.
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