PNP welcomes poll results showing Filipinos satisfied with anti-drug war
The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Monday welcomed the results of the Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showing the high satisfaction rating given by Filipinos to the government’s anti-illegal drugs campaign and the lower number of families who fall prey to common crimes.
SWS reported on Sunday that 78 percent of Filipinos are satisfied with the war on drugs in the second quarter of 2018. Meanwhile, 13 percent are dissatisfied, which leads to a net satisfaction rating of +65 percent.
“That’s eight out of 10 Filipinos expressing approval on the war on drugs,” Police Chief Director General Oscar Albayalde said in a press briefing.
Albayalde also noted that a separate survey from SWS reported that only 5.3 percent or 1.2 million families said they were victimized by common crimes like robbery or break-in in this year’s second quarter.
According to SWS, this is lower by 1.3 percentage points compared to 6.6 percent or 1.5 million families who said they fell prey to crimes during the first quarter.
“The PNP welcomes the appreciation of the public to the anti-crime campaign being waged by the PNP against all forms of criminal activity as expressed in the latest survey,” Albayalde said.
He said that data from the SWS is consistent with data from the PNP.
He added that the police take the surveys as an indication of greater sense of safety and lesser fear of crime in the country. /ee
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