The Philippine government continues to implement massive reforms across the bureaucracy in dizzying pace, while the West is resuming its attacks on the Philippine president. Incidentally, the latter is just taking all of it in stride. Why not?
He has successfully dictated the terms of the battle.
The true enemies of the State are now being put in their most uncomfortable, defensive stance, as their true character, and the lies they’ve been peddling over the years, are sustainably being exposed for all the world to see.
No longer are the people listening to their sermons, but are starting to wake up to the calls of the president to use a more practical approach to everything that is ailing the country.
War on Criminality and Narcopolitics
So far, Duterte’s 8-month old War on Narcopolitics has yielded:
- 43,790 police operations conducted, since July 1, 2016;
- 7,070,317 houses visited as part of “Project Tokhang” which served to warn the suspects; tokhang is a contraction of “toktok” [knocking] and “hangyo” [plead];
- 1,179, 476 drug surrenderees = 79,349 pushers + 1,110,113 users, some of whom are already undergoing community rehabilitation, or drug rehab center based recovery;
- 7,080 deaths via legitimate police operations [drug related and otherwise], and vigilante killings [internal cleansing];
- 603 deaths under investigations DUIs by Philippine National Police-Internal Affairs Service (PNP-IAS) investigation [drug related and otherwise]; 922 investigations of which have concluded;
- 35 police personnel killed during operations;
- 87 police personnel wounded during operations;
- 3 armed forces personnel killed in action;
- 8 armed forces personnel wounded in action;
- 1 sitting senator incarcerated for having funded her senatorial campaign out of druglords’ protection money, and;
- At least 50% reduction of street crimes has been observed;
Prior to Duterte, even minors have guns in the Philippines.
Self-righteous lawyer Jose Manuel Diokno is right when he said that the justice system needs to be at the forefront of any war against criminality, and yet he is also acting as the lawyer to the now incarcerated senator Leila Delima for being the highest ranking government official acting as illegal drug protector while still the justice secretary of the last Aquino administration.
Diokno is suspected to be the pen behind the composition of a 3-page “journal” which one police used as props to support his confirmation as a member of a death squad, which is effectively a recantation to his previous senate testimony.
“They’re taking us for fools,” said one rare independent journalist Rigoberto Tiglao of the Manila Times.
They’re taking us for fools. As shown in the attached facsimile of the “journal,” it is even written totally impeccably, with not one word changed or crossed out, as any diary writer or even any writer of any kind of work would know is impossible to do. Only one word was misspelled, “brodcaster”.
Rather than written by Lascañas in 2015, it was obviously just recently written, copied by the perjurer from some work given him. What for?
Because everyone assumes that “sworn affidavits” are usually written and edited by a lawyer, who merely asks the affidavit-writer to sign. Because Lascañas gave an entirely different affidavit and testimony last year, nobody really believes his new affidavit.
On the other hand, handwritten papers give the impression that these were written with all honesty, as a diary would be – or a last will and testament would be.
It turned out that the real motivation why Lascañas accepted the Liberal Party lines is the Duterte government’s repeated refusal to award a franchise to his transport terminal and other business interests.
Duterte Making the Most Out of Available Resource
Duterte’s war on drugs is imperfect, especially during its early days, considering that he was waging the war against druglords with a highly corrupted police force, who were killing their assets en masse 50 days before he officially assumed the presidency.
On January 30th of this year, Philippine President Duterte suspended all police operations pertaining to drugs and entrusted the decisive drug eradication effort to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency [PDEA].
The suspension was due to the kidnapping of one Korean national and his subsequent death inside the police national headquarters. All rogue police officers involved are now in custody pending the filing of criminal cases.
During the lull in police operations, the drug supply has increased, indicating that the drug manufacturing operation has resumed, and is effectively dropping the street price from Php 5000 to Php 1,200 per 1gram sachet. Street crimes have also increased, prompting the police to scour the streets again.
For decades, some factions of the Philippine National Police have been running criminal syndicates directly, and otherwise. It is estimated that today, there are 6,000 police officers are into drug trafficking and related criminal activities, e.g. car napping, kidnapping. The collusion of some judges allowed these officers to rule the streets with impunity.
With the involvement of politicians and some elements in the justice system, it’s accurate for the Duterte administration to conclude that narcopolitics has found its way beyond the urban centers and into the remote villages in the countryside. In desperation, some of these farmers are even selling their farm animals and tools just to get their daily fix.
In order to put the local governments on notice and in sync with the national government’s conviction to rid the streets of drugs, President Duterte invited all mayors and governors of the country to a dialogue where he warned everyone with his extensive list of drug protectors, e.g. politicians, judges and police officers, that his government will take decisive actions against them.
Hypocrites, They All Are
Instead of helping the Duterte government like one Chinese billionaire philanthropist has done, i.e. he donated a 10,000 bed drug rehabilitation center, all Western institutions continue to condemn the laudable effort.
“Amnesty [International] is deeply concerned that the deliberate and widespread killings of alleged drug offenders, which appear to be systematic, planned and organized by the authorities, may constitute crimes against humanity,” says a newly-published report.
As a policy, the Duterte government accepts all forms of foreign assistance without strings attached. Only Russia, Japan and China have responded in kind. The most vocal of critics continue to pay lip service to the plight of all those who are now inside the overcrowded prisons in the country.
Today, the Tokhang Reloaded will be implemented by a select police force, and a standing invitation to any local priests to do the “knocking and pleading” for the subjects to end their use and trafficking of drugs.
So far, only a few priests have responded positively to the request. Instead, the top echelon of the Catholic Church issued a Pontius Pilate policy of “If the government promises to do it right this time, then it doesn’t need our active participation.”
Nevertheless, the same groups who advised the government to work for economic solutions to the drug problem rather than police punitive actions, have either chosen to do nothing, or opted to control the narrative by censoring social media posts, in collaboration with Facebook Philippines Head Digs Dimagiba.
Jan Chavez-Arceo happens to be a close friend of the bogus Vice President Leni Robredo, the Jesuit-US-Liberal Party puppet.
The Church itself still has the gall to continue collecting alms from the poor, especially now that the druglords are making all excuses not to do so.
In parallel to the Tokhang Reloaded, the government is also establishing the Inter-agency Committee on Anti-illegal Drugs (ICAD), which sought to integrate the efforts of various agencies of government to implement a holistic approach to the drug menace.
“The ICAD shall ensure that each member agency shall implement and comply with all policies, laws, and issuances pertaining to the government’s anti-illegal drug campaign in an integrated and synchronized manner,” the order states, as quoted by local media outlet the Inquirer.
Some 500 police officers will also be selected for a new Drug Enforcement Group. The unit is set to go after drug financiers, manufacturers and distributors.
Another body, the National Anti-Illegal Drug Task Force, was also listed in the published document. It will comprise military and police personnel as well as “institutions called upon for assistance by virtue of the order,” the Inquirer says.
War on Destructive Mining
A very interesting development is how the Environment Secretary continues to defy the pressure from mining companies receiving closure orders for failing the government onsite audit that’s been recently conducted.
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on Thursday ordered the closure of 21 mining firms after they were found to have severely destroyed the environment of the local communities where they are operating.
Another five mining companies were suspended also for various violations.
The mining audit of the DENR found that mining companies operating in Zambales, Homonhon in Samar, Dinagat Islands and Surigao del Norte should not have been allowed to mine because these were in functional watersheds.
Zambales-based Benguet Corp., Eramen Minerals, LNL Archipelago Mining and Zambales Diversified Metals Corp. are to be closed because of siltation of rivers, illegal cutting of trees and destruction of watershed, DENR Secretary Gina Lopez at a televised news conference. Siltation is is a process of making waters polluted due to silt, or mineral particles.
Lopez called the mining situation in Zambales “social injustice.”
In response, the mining firms are justifying their operations for the jobs they’ve created, saying that the community hosting those mines have improved their economies. What they won’t talk about is the long-term damage they have inflicted, not just in the mined areas, but also on the entire biodiversity of neighboring provinces and islands.
With full consideration of the fact that at least 90% of the mining proceeds goes out of the country, DENR Secretary Gina Lopez wants to implement an extensive livelihood program based on local productivity and tourism, which she has already proven to work and really improve lives more than the miners have done.
Lopez said the DENR is “fully aware” that many workers in the mines would be affected, but the welfare of the people in these areas was more important.
She believes that stock market and GDP are not good indicators of economic development. Instead, what’s needed is area development, according to Lopez.
“We can get rid of poverty” through area development, Lopez said.
The government has also summarily gotten rid of the crooks, old and new appointments, who were reported to have attempted, or has committed graft and corruption while in office. As mentioned above, no less than a sitting senator has been put behind bars for her involvement in the drug business.
War on Poverty
It is also the first time in the history of the country when civilian infrastructure developments are being proportionately distributed across the regions, and even in the long neglected Muslim Mindanao. The civilian projects in Muslim Mindanao are also complemented with an all-out war against the Abu Sayyaf bandits of the CIA.
As everyone here knows, terrorism, drug trafficking and mining for raw materials, are all high-stakes enterprises ultimately run by the Khazarian Deep State around the world.
However, the Duterte government is populated largely by patriotic mavericks who are fully aware of what the West, in collusion with the local Oligarchy, has done to the country for the last century.
Recently, Chinese investors paid courtesy calls to the president. This is to start the various implementation of their government-approved projects, as agreed upon during Duterte’s visit to China last year
A total of $24 billion in Chinese funding and infrastructure technology are now coming in without prior policy demands, or prequalification requirements, i.e. no instruction as to limit the funding for military arms purchases only.
While the local pro-US mainstream media peppered their news with negativity, there is now a growing acceptance on the ground that a peaceful engagement with a neighbor is a more preferable option for the country,
… which makes us wonder, for what reason exactly that the US continues to placate China with THAAD missile system and aircraft carrier for?
The People’s Bottomline
As the rest of the world is now undergoing, the Philippines has engaged itself in destroying the entire infrastructure which has kept the egotistical elite in power for a very long time. They fully understand what their president is up against.
Nobody said that internal cleansing will be a walk in the park. It is always painful and bloody. That’s the reason why we cannot allow ourselves to be back in this situation again.
We cannot allow any politician, or any government official to continue working only for the interest of the privileged class, who have no iota of genuine empathy whatsoever towards the downtrodden, and who, in a very careful analysis, are all part of the root cause why criminals proliferate in the first place.
The national broadband network which will now be implemented undeterred by the Oligarchy, who controls the only two slow ISP companies in the country, will be the greatest equalizer against the mainstream narrative, and will surely foster the further awakening of the masses in the countryside.
It must be remembered that the same executive measure, i.e. establishment of a national broadband network, caused the hospital arrest of President Gloria M. Arroyo, right after her incumbency.
All things considered, the Duterte government has proven itself to be decisive and efficient in delivering public services, especially during typhoons and other emergencies, steadfast in the implementation of its independent foreign policy, and has done so much for the people in record time — all of which explains the president’s high popularity at home and abroad.
No wonder, the Western Deep State is agonizingly struggling to end the onslaught of populist leaderships across the Atlantic, which is made more complicated with the recent Vault7 release by Wikileaks.