Manny Pacquiao Speaks on War on Drugs If He Wins President

Sen. Manny Pacquiao Reveals Plan on Drug War if he wins President in May 2022

MANNY PACQUIAO – The PROMDI standard-bearer spoke on the war against drugs if he wins president in the May 2022 Election.

One of the campaigns that the Duterte administration is popular of is the campaign against illegal drugs. Back when he was running for the highest position in the government, Pres. Rodrigo Roa Duterte promised to clean the country from illegal drugs in six (6) months.

However, six (6) months have passed and it was not attained. The President admitted that he might have miscalculated the extent of drugs in the country. A lot of people including some famous personalities were nabbed in drug operations.

However, on the other side, the drug war of the Duterte administration is also facing a lot of criticism. It is linked to a lot of deaths of people accused of involvement. It even caught the attention of the International Criminal Court (ICC) which wants to investigate in the Philippines. The President withdrew the membership of the country in the international body in 2018.

Manny Pacquiao
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Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, if he wins president, Sen. Manny Pacquiao will allow the ICC to investigate the drug war in the Philippines. Speaking to foreign journalists, the PROMDI standard-bearer said that he is also open to rejoining the country in the ICC.

According to Sen. Pacquiao, if he wins president, he will continue the war on drugs “in the right way”. He stressed that those involved will not be killed in the streets but will be given the right to defend themselves in court.

Known as an ally of Pres. Duterte before their recent conflict over the Senator’s allegation that many government offices have ongoing corruption, Sen. Pacquiao believes that those who died allegedly in the drug war must be given justice.

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