Solon: Du30’s ‘war on drugs’ more successful than predecessors’

A leader of the House of Representatives on Friday commended President Rodrigo Duterte’s unprecedented success of the administration’s war against illegal drugs.

Cavite Rep. Elpidio Barzaga Jr. said that as compared to his predecessors, President Duterte’s campaign against illegal drugs is more successful that his predecessors.

“The records of all the previous presidents in solving the drug problem in the country pale by comparison with the performance of President Rodrigo Duterte is much more successful.”

Barzaga, president of the National Unity Party, said Duterte is the first Chief Executive to expose a list of narco-politicians ranging from congressmen to mayors; and even naming some members of the judiciary, as well as the so-called ninja generals and cops.

“That is a bold and brave move of the President to make such public declaration considering that drug problem is a complicated social problem involving powerful syndicates.”

The third quarter 2019 survey of the Social Weather Stations showed that the President maintained his “very good” satisfaction rating. In this survey, 78 percent said they were satisfied, while 13 percent told SWS that they were dissatisfied with Duterte, 

The rest or 9 percent were undecided.

“This rating is exceptional considering that performance ratings of former presidents typically decline after the first half of their term. The good rating of the President largely reflects the accomplishment of his war on drugs which is the centerpiece of his administration,” Barzaga said.

According to a poll taken from June 22 to 26 by the SWS, 82 percent of adult Filipinos remain satisfied with the administration’s campaign against illegal drugs. Billion worth of illegal drugs have been confiscated by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and the Philippine National Police since Duterte took presidency. Indeed, Duterte has started a radical leadership that targets even the hardest and seemingly unending problem of illegal drugs. 

“The notable performance of the President (in the survey) is ther litmus test to which all public elected officials are subjected. As he puts forth, it is not what the critics would say nor the allies but what the public would consider on the war on drugs. Therefore, with the acceptability of the general public, being an indicative barometer, Duterte has indeed passed with flying colors  his war on drugs”

Topics: House of Representatives , war against illegal drugs , President Rodrigo Duterte
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