- President Rodrigo Duterte has been faithful to his promise by eradicating crime in the country through his anti-drugs campaign
- He announced that citizens from other countries are destroying the Philippines by continuing to smuggle drugs into the country
- The president has been known to say that the drug problem in the country should be addressed or else the next administrations will find it hard to fix it
President Rodrigo Duterte's war against drugs has led him to state that citizens from other countries are destroying the country.
However, he did not name the nationalities of these citizens to avoid 'ruffling the feathers of other nations'. He said that they continue to bring illegal drugs inside the Philippines, thus causing its 'destruction'.
These countries also know of the president's pressing campaign, which has reached international shores due to the extrajudicial killings it has resulted. Detractors, both local and international, have criticized Duterte's campaign due to its lack of respect for due process and violating human rights.
Duterte added that he has warned the ambassadors of these countries despite their knowledge of his main concern.
"A lot of your citizens are destroying my country and I won't allow that. If I allow it, there will be no Philippines tomorrow," he said.
It has been known that the president called out Chinese citizens for bringing in drugs in the country. It is also be noted that some of the country's top drug lords, whether in Bilibid or still on the loose, are also of the same nationality.
Recently, Duterte also revealed that Sinaloa, a Mexican drug cartel, has been smuggling illegal drugs by hiding them inside rubber tires.
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As the war against drugs intensifies, Malacanang stated that the country has experienced a lower crime rate.
Despite the president's efforts, critics continue to slam its effects most notably the killings that might have been done beyond police jurisdiction.
The president is unfazed by the criticisms thrown at him since he knows what he is doing will help in the improvement of the Philippines.
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He said that he does not mind being called as an antagonist in his campaign since it has already intensified.
"There can be no stopping the momentum until I have destroyed the apparatus," he said.
He has also been known to say that if he does not control the country's drug problem, 'the next government will find it difficult to fix it.'-Kami Media