US to help in PH drug war? Go says ‘Why not?’
MANILA, Philippines – “If the United States will help in intelligence gathering or research for the drug war, then why not?”
Senator Christopher “Bong” Go said this Friday after Vice President Leni Robredo had a discussion with US officials for a possible collaboration with the government’s anti-illegal drug drive.
Go, who is also the former personal aide of President Rodrigo Duterte, added that the Duterte administration welcomed assistance from any country or person that would volunteer in assisting the Philippines in its anti-drug campaign.
The senator hoped that with the assistance of the US officials, satisfaction rate of Duterte’s crackdown against illegal drugs would increase.
“Ayon sa survey, 82 percent ng Pilipino ay sumasang-ayon sa pamamalakad ni Pangulong Duterte sa kampanya laban sa iligal na droga. Kung makakatulong sila, kung magagawa nilang 90 percent o 100 percent ang sasang-ayon, mas mabuti po,” he said, citing June 2019 Social Weather Stations Survey results that showed 82 percent of Filipinos are satisfied with the President’s drug war.
(Based on the survey, 80 percent of Filipinos agree with President Duterte’s campaign against illegal drugs. If the [US officials] will help and they can increase the percentage to 90 percent to 100 percent, then that would be better.)
The senator also noted that the drug problem could be resolved through “tough measures and concrete action.”
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