Palace Releases Official Statement Denying Amnesty International's Report About the Danger in the Philippines

One of the world's leading organization, Amnesty International reported that President Rody Duterte has made Philippines "a far more dangerous place." Rather making the Philippines safer the Pres. Duterte allegedly has made the country a more dangerous country by rolling back Filipinos' human rights protections.


The statement of Amnesty International was belied by the MalacaƱang Palace in an official statement released to the media. There is no truth to the statement of Amnesty International that Pres. duterte has made the Philippines "a far more dangerous place."



In order to prove that ther is no truth about the report of the Amnesty International, the Palace revealed that based on the latest SWS Survey showed that victims of common crimes in the Philippines are a record-low at 6.1% in 2017 under the leadership of Pres. Rody Duterte.

The annual average for property crimes was likewise at record-low at 5.6% in 2017, the lowest in 28 years. Meanwhile, 88% or than eight (8) out of 10 Filipinos supports the President's war on drugs, according to the latest Pulse Asia survey.

Amnesty International also claimed that "While the President said in his 2016 speech that 'his administration shall be sensitive to the State's obligation to promote, protect and fulfill human rights, especially the poor, marginalize and the vulnerable; the social justice will be pursued and rule of law at all times will prevail', his human rights agenda basically went on a downward spiral from the time onwards," Amnesty International stated.

The Palace reiterated that the Administration's campaign against illegal drugs is conducted through legitimate police enforcement operations, and deaths arising from these are due to the drug personalities' violent resistance to lawful apprehensions.



Here's the Complete Statement of the MalacaƱang Palace:

On Amnesty International’s statement

There is no truth to the statement of Amnesty International that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has made the Philippines “a far more dangerous place.”

A Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey in fact showed that victims of common crimes are a record-low of 6.1% in 2017. Annual average for property crimes was likewise at record-low at 5.6% in 2017, the lowest in 28 years. Meanwhile, 88%, or more than eight (8) out of 10 Filipinos support the President’s war on drugs, according to a Pulse Asia survey.

We reiterate that the Administration’s campaign against illegal drugs is conducted through legitimate police enforcement operations, and deaths arising from these are due to the drug personalities’ violent resistance to lawful apprehensions.

As a member of the bar, the President has prosecuted murder as a capital offense. He, therefore, does not and will never condone extralegal killings, as he maintains zero tolerance for erring policemen who digress from standard protocols and abuse their power.

Source: PNA

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