MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – One of the first actions of Vice President Leni Robredo after she assumed the position of Drug Czar was to scrap ‘Opertion Tokhang,’ the anti-illegal drug strategy of knocking on doors of drug suspects to bring them back to the fold of the law. Critics say that Tokhang has resulted in the unnecessary killing of drug suspects.
Instead, Robredo wants to pursue “Operation TalkLang.” It would involve law enforcement authorities who will refrain from violent and possiblly fatal confrontation with drug suspects. Police officers, armed with just body cams and whistles, will simply calmly talk to the suspects to surrender.
Duterte supporters however find the new campaign indicative of Robredo’s incompetent and clueless strategy in addressing the illegal drug problem. “She’s all just talk,” they said.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – In her first week as President Rodrigo Duterte’s designated Drug Czar, Vice President Leni Robredo has put forward a bunch of ideas which she thinks will improve the country’s war on (illegal) drugs.
She wants to stop Operation Tokhang. She wants her commitee to welcome a U.N. investigation of the war on drugs. She wants a bigger budget. She wants the Commission on Human Rights and the Faith community represented on the committee.
Asked by The Adobo Chronicles what the Church can contribute to the campaign against illegal drugs, Robredo said she wants to assign priests and other Church leaders to join law enforcement teams when undertaking raids on suspected drug dealers and users.
”Instead of dealing with the suspects using guns, I want priests or bishops to pray-over the suspects, hoping that they will surrender peacefully. This will avoid any violent or fatal confrontation with the police.”
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Rappler CEO Maria Ressa has been bashed on social media for saying during a “60 Minutes” interview that the Philippines is the worst war zone she’s ever been in.
But Ressa tells the truth, and The Adobo Chronicles has a video to prove it! (Taken on the strike of midnight, January 1, 2019)
Adobo Chronicles and Ressa may be the worst of enemies, but as always, we stand for the truth, coming to her defense if warranted. We will hold the line…