MANILA, Jan 1 (Mabuhay) –After a year of several controversies that marred the administration’s deadly drug war, the Philippine National Police (PNP) sees a “less bloody” and “more transparent” campaign against illegal drugs in 2018.
“Iyong version two ng kampanya natin sa iligal na droga, ang tinignan natin ay less bloody at more transparent,” PNP spokesperson Chief Supt. Dionardo Carlos said.
The police official assured that the PNP operations will be as transparent as possible now that the anti-drug operatives are required to wear body cameras during operations.
The PNP has been on-and-off in the government’s war on drugs after issues on questionable drug raids compounded by the brutal deaths of teenagers, minors and other suspected drug personalities.
Carlos, however, urged the public to look at the bigger picture and acknowledge the anti-drug campaign’s achievements instead of focusing on the controversies.
He lamented that the public has overlooked the PNP’s achievements in its campaign, reaching 95 percent of its targeted number of drug surrenderers, because some people are focusing too much on the “smaller incidents.”
“At the end of the day, tinitignan natin ‘yung naaabot na mga durugista at drug personalities through Tokhang—‘yong mga sumurrender, ‘yong pagbabago, ‘yan ang pinakamalaki,” Carlos said.
“We make an assessment on the whole hindi lang ‘yong maliliit na incidents. We hope the people will see that the efforts of the PNP really is to reach out and offer opportunity for them,” he said. (MNS)