By Aaron Recuenco
Top officials of the Philippine National Police (PNP) felt vindicated with the result of the recent Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showing an excellent net satisfaction rating on the government’s campaign against illegal drugs.
This, after the campaign against illegal drugs was dragged into a controversy anew following allegations of recycling of illegal drugs by so-called ninja cops.
“Consistently, for the 3rd consecutive year, since 2017, there is popular public acknowledgement of the national crusade against illegal drugs,” said Albayalde.
“The result of the 2nd quarter SWS survey that shows 82 percent of Filipinos expressing satisfaction in the national campaign against illegal drugs is a valid recognition of the efforts of government to stamp out this social problem,” he added.
The survey, conducted from June 22 to 26, showed that 82 percent of adult Filipinos are satisfied with the government’s campaign against illegal drugs. Six percent are undecided and 12 percent are dissatisfied.
Albayalde said that the result of the survey only encourages them further to work further in order to finally stamp out the problems of illegal drugs.
Wiping out the problems of illegal drugs was the campaign promise that catapulted President Duterte into power.
“We will continue to perform our mandate within the bounds of the law and with utmost respect for human rights,” Albayalde.
Based on the SWS survey result, a net satisfaction rating of +70 and above is classified as excellent.
A background check on the survey result relating to illegal drugs revealed that Filipinos have always been satisfied with the drug war amid allegations of extra-judicial killings and human rights abuses.