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UP Student challenges Robredo 'On government deadly drug war'

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Naalala niyo pa yung nangyari nung umattend si VP Robredo sa isang forum sa University of the Philippines sa Los Baños?

She was being challenged by a student to offer alternative to the government's deadly drug war, which has left thousands of dead since it started.

She said the government should study best practices and campaigns around the world, and added that the country that uses violence in clearing drug problem never succeeded. She cited the Portugal as an example.

She also gave examples of the countries that are using violence. like Venezuela, Mexico, Colombia. These are the Countries that use force in combating drugs but were not successful.

Hindi naman sinasabi ni Robredo dito na sundan ang policy ng Portuguese government but she noted on how they were able to shift its focus from looking at drug abuse punitively to treatingit as a health issue requiring treatment and reintegration.

“If we only study the drug campaigns around the world, we will see that the countries that used violence in combating drugs never succeeded. Venezuela, Colombia, Mexico —these countries used force, they fought fire with fire. Many lives were lost, but they were not successful,” she said in Filipino.

"Who were successful? One of those is Portugal. What did Portugal do? Portugal found a system to combat drugs that was peaceful and orderly. They reformed their laws; they strengthened rehabilitation [of addicts]; they fixed their institutions responsible for rehabilitating. They were triumphant"

“Why don’t we look at the best practices and try them, because we have enough lessons in the past from other countries to determine what works and what doesn’t,” she said

“Many of those who surrendered were not really drug dependents but occasional drug users. Why don’t we create a program for them?” she said.

VP Robredo also noted how congested our jails were, with more than half of the inmate population incarcerated for drug-related offenses.







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