This article appears on the opinion portion of thre paper
It’s absurd how huge media companies such as The New York Times can embrace the filthy narco politics our country is suffering from. I’ve been following them and Time on their social media sites and it’s disappointing.
Their recent post about president Duterte Heng on the Philippines’ President and His War on Drugs obviously is a character assassination move.
(Update on New York Times article: They deleted the body of the article after receiving all negative posts arguing with why they have posted. They just left it with the first paragraph)
As a result, people will have a different perspective of his leadership. They can spread these lies like wild fire. In recent happenings in New York, there were activists who protested against Duterte.
American activists (VOCAL) rally against Duterte in New York
Yes, Duterte verbally declares war on drugs and threatens to kill drug lords but if you dig on the numbers, you will be stunned. The average killings during the previous administration (Benigno Aquino III) was 35 daily. During Duterte’s administration, it went down to 20 daily. Why weren’t the killings back then a big deal? Why are we counting only now???
There was a moment when Duterte was asked how come only small time drug dealers are being caught or killed. He answered them without hesitation and said that if he could he would kill the drug lords who are the main bosses of the police generals and big businessmen in the country and also governors and mayors. However, these drug lords cannot and will not be found in our country. They are operating outside of the Philippines.
Those getting killed daily is too simple to just blame all to Duterte but people nowadays are actually questioning whether they were killed because they were drug dealers or they were killed by their bosses who are covering up their own mess because they are working in the government. One of the things to ponder on…