PNP to intensify info drive on anti-drug campaign

By , on September 29, 2017


FILE: Philippine National Police personnel (Photo: Philippine National Police/Facebook)
FILE: Philippine National Police personnel (Photo: Philippine National Police/Facebook)

MANILA — The Philippine National Police (PNP) vowed to further improve its information drive on the ongoing anti-illegal drugs campaign to give the public a much clearer view on its operation.

The move comes in response to the 2nd Quarter Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey that showed majority of Filipinos doubting claims that suspects killed during anti-drug operations resisted arrest.

PNP spokesperson Chief Supt. Dionardo Carlos, in a Radyo Pilipinas report Thursday, said they will just focus on providing the public with the real figures on the government’s ongoing illegal drugs campaign.

He added they will no longer question the SWS on how it managed to reach its conclusion.
In its survey conducted from June 23 to 26, but whose results were only released on Sept. 27, the SWS asked the respondents whether they agree or not with three statements.

In the statement “Marami sa mga pinatay ng mga pulis sa kampanya laban sa ilegal na droga ay hindi totoong nanlaban sa pulis (Many of those killed by the police in the anti-drug campaign did not really fight against the police), 20 percent said they strongly disagreed while 34 percent said they somewhat agree.

Only 8 percent said they strongly disagreed and 12 percent said they somewhat disagree.

Including the aforementioned statement, Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella earlier listed the other “leading and pointed questions” as the following:

“Marami sa mga pinatay ng mga pulis sa kampanya laban sa ilegal na droga ay hindi naman talaga mga nagtutulak ng droga o pusher” (Many of those killed by the police in the campaign against illegal drugs are not really drug pushers).

“Marami ang nagsisinungaling at itinuturo ang kanilang mga personal na mga kaaway bilang drug user/pusher para mabigyang dahilan na patayin ang mga taong ito ng mga pulis o vigilante”(Many are lying and tagging their personal enemies as drug users/pushers in order to give a reason for police or vigilantes to kill these people). (PNA)