For respecting human rights, senatoriables Neri Colmenares, Chel Diokno, Leody de Guzman, Erin Tañada, and Samira Gutoc got a perfect score of seven. For outright disregard for human rights, Ronaldo Bato dela Rosa, Christopher “Bong” Go, Lito Lapid, Bong Revilla and Jiggy Manicad earned a score of zero. Imee Marcos got two points but had a track record of abuses during his father’s rule.
Tags: war on drugs
By DEE AYROSO
“The Duterte government is run by pathological liars and militarists who are corrupt to the core, able to subvert laws and mechanisms to evade accountability.”
“Once published or broadcast, the travesty will be magnified as a collective disregard for the rule of law, and a clear breach of the time-honored traditions of fair, accurate, and independent journalism, by the news media,” they said.
“The best way to ensure safety, really, is for government to do its job to protect each and every citizen of the country and stamp out the culture of impunity that has emboldened not only those who wish to silence the independent media but also suppress other basic rights.”
“By directly taking over of the customs through the AFP, Duterte has firmly consolidated his overlordship of the shabu smuggling and trafficking operations in the country. He is now the lord of all drug lords and the godfather of the Philippine narco-government.”
“No trail of blood left by this murderous regime will be forgotten.”
“Still, I would like to believe there is justice. I will fight for my son.”
“The poor have been striving hard to get out of poverty but the President’s answer buried them instead, literally and figuratively.”
Three mothers of victims of Duterte’s drug war narrate how they have risen up from grief and despair to finding hope in the struggle for justice.
“I don’t want others to suffer the same fate as that of my son.”