Sorry na lang sa CHR! Duterte: PNP to lead drug war again if problem gets worse
President Rodrigo Duterte will not hesitate to bring back the Philippine National Police at the helm of the war on drugs if the problem worsens.
In his speech in Davao City Saturday (November 18), Duterte said he does not care what the Commission on Human Rights or other advocates will think.
“”If human rights are taking that Trump or whoever the human rights can stop me, I’m sorry. The drug problem, if it becomes worse again, the police has to enter the picture,” he said.
Duterte said he wants the country’s problem on illegal drugs eradicated if possible because it is an organized crime.
The police took a backseat in the war on drugs after Duterte named the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency as the sole authority in going after drug suspects.
Duterte made the move following the uproar on the seemingly unstoppable killings of drug suspects barely a year into his term.