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Chong, Ejercito Defended Bato on the Drug War Issue

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By: Elena Grace Flores

General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa, is a member of the President’s slate.He repeatedly defends the administration’s bloody drug war. This goes the same with the declaration of martial law in Mindanao. Initially, Bato was alone answering Otso Diretso’s drug war criticisms. Then, Atty. Glenn Chong, Senator JV Ejercito, and Former DILG Secretary Raffy Alunan came to the rescue.

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[VIDEO]: Initially, Bato was alone vs Otso Diretso’s criticisms on drug war. Then, Chong, Ejercito, and Alunan came to the rescue.

Gen. Bato is Knowledgeable About the Drug War

The former Bureau of Corrections chief garners attention previously when the University of the Philippines’ audience heckles him. This is when he explains his push for the reimposition of the death penalty. The former national police chief wants capital punishment for corrupt government officials. He also wants to reinstate the death penalty by executing convicted drug lords through a firing squad in Luneta.

Otso Diretso is Critical to the Du30 Administration

Romulo Macalintal, Florin Hilbay, Samira Gutoc, Chel Diokno, Neri Colmenares, Gary Alejano, and Erin Tañada alternatively hit on the policies of the Du30 administration. Bato can only retaliate to their theories because he has the hands-on experience dealing with the illegal drugs chemical. He said, it is easy for them to say but perhaps they can’t do as much as the President Does.

Chong’s Story in Cebu

Atty. Chong is the first to defend Bato after Hilbay said that the war on drugs is a total failure. Hilbay’s girlfriend, Agot Isidro keeps on nodding her head to agree on his rough statements. The obviously hurt, Bato gets Chong’s justification in a very believable story. He said that while in Cebu, he was in a taxi when the driver explains that the particular road they were on was too dangerous to pass through. However, after the notorious drug pusher gets killed, the road is passable again.

Senator Ejercito’s Senate Assurance

Re-electionist, Senator JV Ejercito swears that the Senate’s mandate is to take care of human lives. The necessary laws are in place so as not to allow extra judicial killings and other human rights violations. The people can trust the judiciary system.

Raffy Alunan’s Testimony

Alunan is a former Interior Secretary. He is vying again for a Senate seat under the President’s ticket after he failed to win in the 2016 polls. The former Interior chief adds that it is difficult to put a deadline on the ending of the illegal drug trade. It is a “big social problem,” he added. “It’s work in progress. That’s all l can say because we’re up against human nature. Criminality is, you know, the drug syndicates are based abroad, he said.

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