- Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay addressed the UN General Assembly on Saturday and told them not to interfere with the country’s domestic challenges
- He said that drugs threaten the country’s democracy and the campaign of the government is the solution
- He also stated that the government carries out the campaign by strictly adhering to the rule of law
H.E. Mr. Perfecto Yasay, Secretary for Foreign Affairs of Philippines (Photo credit: un.org)
Foreign affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay had the chance to address the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday, September 24.
In answer to the criticisms received by President Duterte from the body on its relentless drug war, Yasay told a surprised UN assembly not to interfere with the said war.
He even reiterated that the war that the government is engaging right now is what the country needs.
In his speech, Yasay reiterated that drugs is a huge threat to the country’s democracy.
To support his statement, he said that families have been destroyed in the Philippines because of drugs. He also said that it has “snapped out the hopes and dreams” of many Filipinos, both young and old, thereby rendering Filipinos without a chance for a better future.
The Philippine Foreign Secretary said that the above mentioned reasons are the ones that push them to “free the Philippines from corrupt and other stagnating practices” as the government implements processes to eradicate illicit drugs and the manufacture thereof, including its distribution.
Perfecto Yasay said that the campaign of the government against illicit drugs adheres to due process strictly and that the rule of law reigns supreme.
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He further imputed that the manner by which the world set its eyes on the Philippines’ drug campaign has been wrong, implying that in both national and international media, the drug war was painted so negatively.
As a final note, Yasay implored the assembly not to interfere in the Philippines bloody drug war.
“We urge everyone to allow us to deal with our domestic challenges in order to achieve our national goals without undue interference,” Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay said.
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