Duterte welcomes UN, EU to investigate the spate of EJK in the PHL
President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte wants to show to the international community that his administration has nothing to hide; The Duterte administration welcomes the United Nations and European Union to look and investigate the controversial spate of extrajudicial killings in the Philippines.
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According to President Duterte speech, he ordered to his Secretary to invite United Nations and European Union to come and investigate his administration.
“Though there is no formal invitation, the Duterte administration welcomes the United Nations Rapporteur on Human Rights to come over and look into the alleged human Rights concerns - a clear manifestation that this administration has nothing to hide before the international community,” Presidential Communications Office chief Secretary Martin Andanar said.
But according to Secretary Martin Andanar if they will come to investigate the spate of killings, they had also need to listen to the side of administration as well, to be fair.
“Although the Philippine government welcomes any UN observer and will listen to what they have to say, they should also listen to what we have to say, both in the spirit of mutual respect and out of genuine recognition of our status as a sovereign nation,” Andanar said.
“The all-out war against illegal drugs being waged by law enforcement is a war of national survival. The drug menace has permeated the length and breadth of the country, threatening to destroy the very fabric of our society,” Andanar added.
“We know that widespread drug use not only leads to other crimes, it can also turn the country into a narco state where lawlessness prevails and can set back our efforts at achieving inclusive economic growth,” he said.
Source: GMA news