The following are incomplete statements made by opposition slate, Otso Diretso, candidates on President Duterte’s war on drugs. We do not claim the rights to the article sources. Please check out the links provided to get more information on the candidate’s complete statement on the issue.
Samira Gutoc | PhilStar Global, March 4, 2019
“I respect your drug war, but what we need is a drug war against the drug lords and against the source of the drugs”
Sen. Bam Aquino on YouTube
“So, yes, pabor tayo na labanan yung droga, pero hindi tayo pabor na nagpapatayan tayo sa ating mga kalsada, sa mga looban ng ating mga komunidad. And, you know, I think we have to make that clear.”
“Dapat palawakin niya, hindi lang one dimensional na patay nang patay lang,” Roxas said, who is running under the opposition ticket Otso Diretso. “
MAR ROXAS | Harapan 2019: The ABS-CBN Senatorial Town Hall Debate | ABS-CBN News
“Dapat gamitin yung intelligence funds para ‘yung mga wholesaler, ‘yung mga nagpapasok dito ng kemikal, ‘yung mga may-ari, mga nagpapatakbo ng laborary, ‘yan ang dapat na tinutugis,”
GARY ALEJANO | Inquirer.net (March 15, 2019)
“This is a desperate act to save their fake drug war before the eyes of the public”
“Yung pag-amin ng presidente na tumindi pa yung problema ng droga is, I think, an implied admission on his part that the war on drugs has been a failure”FLORIN HILBAY | GMA News Online. Mark Merueñas (March 26, 2019)
“It’s a way for the government to influence the voters. However, it is dangerous and may lead to gross neglect of due process because they are accused even without any evidence presented in court.”REP. ERIN TAÑADA | Ryan Macasero (Philstar.com) March 5, 2019
Now that you have heard what the opposition candidates have to say about the war on drugs, it’s time to share your thoughts. Where do you stand on this issue? We apologize for not putting Romula Macalintal on the list. We could not find a good source for his statement. Watch out on future posts for statements from the administration candidates on the same issue.