(Eagle News)–Let Filipinos be the judge of the drug war.
Senator Bong Go had this to say following criticisms from members of the opposition, including former President Noynoy Aquino and Vice President Leni Robredo of the war launched by President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration.
Robredo had said the war was a failure as it failed to curb the number of drug users in the country.
She was later appointed co-chair of the Inter-Agency Committee Against Illegal Drugs by Duterte.
“Paano magiging failure kung 82% nga (ng mga Pilipino) ang sumasang-ayon? Tanungin na lang po natin ang taumbayan,” Go said.
Go noted that Filipinos now have peace of mind when they walk the streets.
“‘Yun ang satisfaction at approval ng bawat Pilipino sa kampanya ni Pangulong Duterte laban sa droga,” he said.
Go also noted that the war was only against those criminals who engage in illegal drug activities, as the government was prioritizing the lives of innocent people.
He said there was no such thing as an “innocent criminal” as portrayed by some groups.
“Sabi niya failure daw at gusto niya proteksyunan ang mga inosenteng kriminal. May inosente bang kriminal?Kaya nga kriminal e. Kaya nga kriminal, kriminal na utak niyan. Wala nang pakialam ‘yan. Wala nang pakialam sa kapwa Pilipino,” he said.
As for Aquino’s criticisms, Go said the former president had his chance to curb the drug problem which only worsened during his time.
“Alam niyo dating Pangulong Aquino, dumaan na po ang panahon ninyo na dapat noon niyo na sinugpo itong iligal na drogang ito. Dumami ang mga adik, dumami ang mga sindikato, dumami ang drug lord nung panahon mo. Ngayon po si Pangulong Duterte pilit niyang sugpuin ito bagama’t napakahirap po ay hindi po makakatulong ang iyong komento. Isa ka sa nagpadagdag niyan,” he said.
“Alam niyo, ‘pag pumasok ka diyan sa droga, sir* ul* ka na talaga. Hindi na normal ‘yung pag-iisip mo. Wala ka nang pakialam kung sino ‘yung masasaktan mo. So unahin natin, proteksyunan natin ang mga inosenteng Pilipino na gustong mamuhay ng tahimik,” he added.