Wednesday, January 23

Tag: Horacio Castillo

Crippled country and its justice system

Crippled country and its justice system

Perspectives
MORE FILIPINOS are becoming uneasy over the current administration’s “war against illegal drugs.” In a survey conducted by the Social Weather Stations from June 23 to 26, 41 percent of the 1,200 respondents said they were “very worried” that they or someone they know would be a victim of summary executions. This percentage rose from 37 percent in March. Likewise, 32 percent—a decrease from 36 percent in March—said they were “somewhat worried” of the same situation. Majority of the respondents, 90 percent to be exact, said it was important to capture drug suspects alive. The survey was done before the unjust killing of 17-year-old Kian delos Santos by Philippine National Police (PNP) officers on August. Yet, Filipinos are starting even before to express their concerns over the bloodie