(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Friday, 19 July 2024) At 3:00 AM today, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 135 km West Southwest of Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro (13.1°N, 120.0°E). Meanwhile, another LPA was estimated based on all available data at 880 km East of Eastern Visayas (11.1°N, 133.8°E). 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—˜π—”π—§π—›π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur will experience cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to Southwest Monsoon. Possible flash floods or landslides due to moderate to at times heavy rains. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—œπ—‘π—— 𝗔𝗑𝗗 π—–π—’π—”π—¦π—§π—”π—Ÿ π—ͺπ—”π—§π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Light to Moderate winds coming from Southwest to Southeast will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.5 meters).

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Take a deeper look into drug war situation, President Duterte tells CHR

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte talks to the people after holding a meeting with the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) core members at the MalacaΓ±ang Golf (Malago) Clubhouse in MalacaΓ±ang Park, Manila on June 14, 2021. KING RODRIGUEZ/ PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday, June 14, called upon the Commission on Human Rights to take a second look at the administration’s war on drugs, saying lives are lost in the fight against illicit narcotics trade because the police are fighting armed criminals.

“Para ‘to sa mga tao na ayaw maniwala ng may namatay na mga tao in the prosecution of the drug war,” he said during his weekly Talk to the People.

“Kita mo naman o may patay pero kita mo ‘yong nahuli sa operations, it’s 1,000. May araw na mag-2,000, 1,000. Hindi bababa ng 1,000 ang mga nasa droga.”

During a meeting with the President, Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Ano presented a chart showing the latest government’s drug bust where suspects were killed during operations. The latest anti-drug campaign confiscated a total of P1.2 billion worth of drugs within a week.

“You would notice that there are really persons who die almost daily because ‘yan ito lumaban talaga at hindi kasali ang pulis ko na may tama at namatay rin,” he said.

President Duterte then warned CHR not to threaten the police fighting drug traffickers, stressing he won’t allow opening of records containing sensitive details on police investigations and operations.

Investigation records and state secrets cannot be divulged to the public, since it could hinder with the police personnel’s drug operations, investigation and surveillance, he said.

“Hindi nga puwedeng i-open ‘yan eh. ‘Pag makita ninyo, baka makita ninyo ‘yong pangalan ninyo, kayo pala ang nagbibigay ng mga impormasyon sa pulis,” he said.

“Pero kung sabihin mo ‘yong engkwentro, paano namatay, paano sinugod, okay ‘yan, walang problema tayo diyan.”

“Ang problema diyan kay kung makita ninyo --- pati tatay mo makita mo ‘yong pangalan diyan, naloko na. Iyan ang ano, iyan ang intindihin ninyo.”

The proliferation of illegal drugs has been going on for years, he said, and there are current surges in the number of deaths of drug suspects because of a more intensified police anti-drug campaign.

“With the advent of this --- itong nauso na itong human rights investigation, pati ako, naimbestiga ako ng Human Rights Commission headed by de Lima,” he said.

“Tapos ‘yong siya na ‘yong naging Secretary of Justice, inimbestiga niya ako. Walang nangyari, walang rekomendasyon, wala lahat. Puro lang 'yong aspersions, ‘yong mga salita na ganoon.”

Defending the police, the President said law enforcers know that they cannot randomly kill during drug busts without reasons since they know that they could be held accountable later on. PND