A 3-Year-Old Was A Victim Of The Admin’s Drug War According To The Human Rights Watch
3 YEAR OLD – According to the Human Rights Watch (HRW), a young girl (3 years old) was the most recent victim of the admin’s drug war.
The administration’s campaign against illegal drug use and transactions has been going on for years since President Rodrigo Roa Duterte got into the office. The president maintained his firm stand on his opinion about the drugs and his campaign to stop it.
Former PNP chief Bato Dela Rosa even said before that we are winning the war on drugs.
Recently, the Human Rights Watch (HRW) disclosed information about a three year old girl being the latest victim caught up in between the drug war.
The victim, identified by HRW as Myka Ulpina allegedly got shot during a police operation. The police operation was conducted in Rizal province on Sunday.
The officials’ initial target was Myka’s father – Renato Dolorfina.
The dispatch released by Carlos H. Conde – HRW Asia Division researcher stated:
“On Sunday, a 3-year-old girl became the latest casualty of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s ‘war on drugs’, which has killed thousands over the past three years.”
The local police also claimed that the suspect used the child as a ‘shield’ to protect himself during the operation.
It was also noted, however, that the police reports of drug raids aren’t completely reliable because there have been reported cases where officers in-charge during the operations have manipulated evidences to by various means to justify the casualties.
This is according to an article from GMA News.
HRW stood with their point and also made statements about the effects of the drug war to Filipino children, saying that the movement has “…damaged countless Filipino children who continue to grapple with the psychological, emotional, social and economic impact of the killings of their loved ones.”
That is all there is to it, at least for now. We’ll post updates as soon as we got them.