According to research, the main reasons for the satisfaction of the initiative that has left 27,000 more dead is the decrease in the number of traffickers and crime.
Duterte's war on drugs is supported by 82% of Filipinos
About 82 percent of Filipinos are pleased with the controversial drug war led by President Rodrigo Duterte, an initiative that has left more than 27,000 dead in the last three years in the Philippines.
The main reasons for satisfaction are the drop in traffickers and crime, according to a survey of 1,200 people conducted by consultancy Social Weather Stations, based on the second quarter of the year, released last Sunday (15).
Among respondents, 12% were dissatisfied and 6% undecided in the survey, which since September 2016 has maintained satisfaction rates of 75% to 85% regarding the drug war.
In July of this year, the UN Human Rights Council passed a resolution to investigate alleged extrajudicial executions in drug raids and commissioned High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet to prepare a report on the issue to be presented next year.
The Philippine government called the resolution "disrespectful" and "politically motivated," calling "false friends" the countries that voted for it, including Spain, Italy, the United Kingdom, Argentina, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay and Iceland, country from which the initiative started.
Philippine police have only recognized 6,700 crash deaths and no extrajudicial killings. Duterte, known for the hard line against crime and drug trafficking, started the drug campaign shortly after winning the elections in May 2016, with a promise to end drug trafficking.
"It's going to be a dirty fight, a bloody fight. I won't apologize for that," said the president, who often creates controversy with controversial statements.
Duterte has responded with insults to those who questioned his war on drugs, including former US President Barack Obama, the Catholic Church and the European Union.
Filipino NGOs report abuse by police against innocent raids, while Human Rights Watch says that a hundred minors died in the crossfire of the drug war and thousands were orphaned, forced to live on the street and drop out of school. .
However, Philippine authorities say the campaign has allowed more than 400,000 drug addicts to seek rehabilitation and has led to the arrest of 193,000 people involved in drug and drug trafficking. The government also denies the 27,000 death toll used by the UN and non-governmental organizations.
In one of the latest initiatives on this subject, Duterte asked Congress in July to reinstate the death penalty for drug and corruption-related crimes.
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