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Duterte admits drug problem is worsening: Ang shabu noon, milyon lang; ngayon, bilyon na!

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Despite spilling so much blood in police operations and spewing venom in his speeches, President Rodrigo Duterte’s anti drug war is not delivering the results he promised during the campaign.

After more than two years in office, Duterte, who promised to snuff out the drug menace in his first six months, himself admits that his anti-drug war is a flop.

“Ang shabu noon was a million pesos transaction. Dito ngayon, billion. Kung billion ‘yan, ibig sabihin may market,” said Duterte in a speech in Davao.

Duterte was apparently alluding to the P6.8 billion worth of shabu which slipped through the hands of the Bureau of Customs and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency just a year after another P6.5 billion shabu shipment was seized after it got through customs.

After focusing on the suppliers by encouraging the killing of drug suspects, Duterte has taken a different tact and has made an appeal to the buyers.

“Sino ang market diyan? ‘Di ‘yung mga anak natin, ‘yung mga Pilipino estupido. Alam nila masisira ang utak mo, papa — napakahina naman ninyo,” he said.

“I’d like to address myself to the nation, to all Filipinos listening who are not yet there. Masyado ka namang bobo. Putang ina papasok ka ng ganun tapos magiging gago ka. I mean wala akong bilib sa inyo. Either napakahina ang utak ninyo, prinsipyo ninyo,” he said.

“Kaya dapat kayong mga babae huwag kayong magsagot ng mga lalake ganun. Inutil ‘yan. Ibig sabihin duwag ‘yan at madali madala. Kung asawa mo pa, iwanan mo,” he added.