WASHINGTON — The UN has finally backed Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte after several criticisms were rained on the president for his style of war on drugs which has sent 1000s to their graves.
According to a statement issued by the UN, the organization has failed in the war against drugs and as such supports any individual or country that embarks on such a cause. “We support him fully and would provide any assistance should he be in need.” – the statement added.
Lifeless bodies lying on the streets of the Philippines are a visceral sign of new President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs. So far more than 1,900 people have died. Of those more than 700 have been killed in police operations since Duterte took office in late June, according to police statistics. Many of the unsolved deaths are attributed to vigilantes.
Duterte’s tough talk on the country’s drug and crime problems won him the election and, 60 days on from his inauguration, he remains extremely popular for fulfilling his campaign promises.
“Double your efforts. Triple them, if need be. We will not stop until the last drug lord, the last financier, and the last pusher have surrendered or put behind bars — or below the ground, if they so wish,” he said in his July 25 State of the Nation speech.