It was a shutout. A big, fat, zero goose egg for President Duterte’s critics. Furthermore, not since 1947 have any opposition senators failed to gain even one single Senate seat. “How Safe is the Philippines after Elections Shuts out Opposition Senators?” Despite what anti-Duterte left-wing media outlets like “Rappler,” would have you believe, the Philippines is safer than ever before.
Uncovered recently was a destabilization plot. Outgoing Senator and ex-mutineer Antonio Fuentes Trillanes allegedly was behind it. The former Naval officer previously attempted to overthrow the Philippine government twice.
He was imprisoned for almost 7 1/2 years for treason. Former President B.S. Aquino pardoned him.
Former police Chief Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa is now one of the new Senators. “Bato” led the President’s war on drugs and vows to escalate the battle against drugs in the Philippines.
Less shabu (meth) dealers on the streets translates into less crime, in my opinion, making the streets safer. Concerned about “human rights?” Here’s President Duterte’s reply to that:
“Your concern is human rights. Mine is human lives. The lives of our youth are being wasted and families are destroyed, and all because of the chemicals called ‘shabu,’ cocaine, cannabis and heroin.”
I concur, Mr. President.
How Safe is the Philippines after Elections Shuts out Opposition Senators?
Pockets of terrorism remain in the Philippines. The United States State Dept. has issued travel advisories for the Sulu Archipelago, including the southern Sulu Sea. However, I believe most of the Philippines is safe to travel. Exercise some common sense, and you’ll probably be just fine.
Don’t believe all the negative hype you might read about the Philippines, especially now after the election. Let asinine organizations like the San Francisco Board of Supervisors criticize President Duterte’s war on drugs all they want.
Along with the idiotic US senators who also criticized Duterte, these outsiders shouldn’t be interfering in the internal affairs of the Philippine government. Frankly, if you don’t live here, you have absolutely no idea on what is really going on in the Philippines.
“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt.”