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Satisfaction with PH drug war a ‘wake-up call’ to foreign critics: Palace

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By Prince Golez

The survey result that 79 percent of adult Filipinos were satisfied with the administration’s campaign against illegal drugs is a “wake-up call” to stop foreign governments from intruding into the Philippine sovereignty, Malacañang said.

The latest survey by pollster Social Weather Stations also said only 15 percent expressed dissatisfaction on the drug war.

“Our people have spoken of their satisfaction, and this was based on the following incontrovertible realities on the ground which they themselves expressed: drug suspects have lessened at 42%; drug suspects have been arrested at 18%; lessened crime at 11%; it diminished the drug trade at 8%; protected the youth from drugs at 6%; and improved peace and order at 5%,” said Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo in a statement.

Panelo also viewed the results as a “loud and clear repudiation” of the administration’s critics who continue to spread lies and fake narratives to discredit the government.

“This too shall serve as a wake-up call against foreign countries and entities to take their cue from the genuine sentiments of the Filipino people and cease from their continuous affront against our sovereign state with their pretended or feigned concern about human rights,” he concluded.

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