Moreno says he supports war on drugs but with respect for human rights
MANILA, Philippines — Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso on Wednesday said he fully supports the campaign against illegal drugs by President Rodrigo Duterte but it must have respect for human rights.
Moreno made the statement as he revealed that video karera machines and fruit (video) games were being used to sell and use drugs among the public.
“We will support, 101 percent. Ganon lang yun, kung ano yung syllabus, formula, rules, polisiya ng national, oh ito epektib yung ginagawa nila, oh edi i-adopt natin sa national,” he said briefly before he destroyed some of the video karera machines confiscated in police operations across Manila.
“Remember, we will reintegrate Manila to the national government. So kung ano ang kampanya sa national, yun narin ang magiging kampanya sa Maynila,” he added.
Moreno however quickly clarified that operations against illegal drugs must have maximum tolerance from both the authorities and suspects.
According to Moreno, under the law, human rights should always be respected, but police authorities also have the right to protect themselves in times of danger.
“Ibig sabihin kapag nalagay na sa alanganin yung lespu o yung buhay niya, e may karapatan naman siyang proteksyonan ang kanyang buhay,” he said.
“The same thing with the criminal. Hangga’t kayang kalawitin o maposasan, makuha ng buhay, ligtas, malusog, oh edi ihaharap natin sa husgado,” Moreno added. (Editor: Mike U. Frialde)
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