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President Rodrigo Duterte orders police to rejoin Philippines' war on drugs

President Rodrigo Duterte orders police to rejoin Philippines' war on drugs

But his spokesman said on Tuesday that he was reinstating them because drug crimes had risen in their absence.

"You can go to hell, all of you!" Supreme Court Justice Chief Maria Lourdes Sereno said there was a day where 32 drug suspects were killed in one province in nine hours and a similar number killed in one city, with Duterte being quoted as saying it was a good result that should happen every day.

"I do not want Filipinos to be turned into fools during my time".

"PNP will utilise body cameras, will put more focus on internal cleansing, allow other sectors to join/witness the ops for transparency", a PNP spokesman said in a statement to CNN.

Dela Rosa had claimed that crimes like rape had gone up since the PNP had been benched in the drug war.

The war on drugs waged by Rodrigo Duterte is controversial because of its exceptionally high death toll, concerns that innocent people have been killed and a sense that the president and authorities are acting with impunity.

He said the PDEA still needed the assistance of the police and the military, especially in operations involving big drug lords.

The return of the PNP to the drug war, according to De Guia, also highlights the need for the creation of a joint task force that will make an audit or an inventory of cases of extrajudicial killings.

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After a growing sentiment of opposition pushback against Duterte's anti-drug campaign and facing accusations of police abuse, the president chose to shift his policy and made the announcement on 12 October that the PDEA would be taking the reins from the PNP.

Critics at home and overseas say he is orchestrating a campaign of extrajudicial mass murder, carried out by corrupt police and hired vigilantes.

Duterte, during his campaign for presidency, had promised to solve the drug problem in the country within the first 6 months of his term.

Filipinos have mostly backed Duterte's bloody campaign, but the hugely popular president's satisfaction rating suffered from its sharpest dip since he took power following the killing of three minors in the hands of rogue officers in the country's capital.

He said the president's restoration of the police in the drugs war may have also been emboldened by the unwillingness of either US President Donald Trump or fellow Asean leaders to publicly challenge the drug war slaughter during the Asean 2017 Summit, which the Philippines hosted in November. "It is doable by anybody, with no effort at all", Duterte said.

However Duterte also repeatedly said he believed the anti-drug agency, with only about 2,000 officers, would not be able to effectively prosecute the crackdown.

The last time the national police force was called off was back in January 2017.

The October suspension was the second time Duterte had hauled police off the drug war.


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