President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday announced he was firing Dangerous Drug Board Chairman Benjamin Reyes for "contradicting your own government" by presenting drug user data based on a government-commissioned survey.
Addressing the mounting criticisms of the war on drugs, the Philippine delegation in Geneva fell short of recognizing the universal characteristic of human rights as it told a United Nations assembly that the Duterte administration's campaign is to protect the rights of "majority" of Filipinos.
It seems Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano is using a restrictive definition of extrajudicial killings not applied nationally in the Philippines by watchdogs or the state body on human rights, nor internationally before the United Nations.
President Rodrigo Duterte's claim that there are 4 million addicts in the Philippines is "within the realm of possibility," the Dangerous Drugs Board says. The math, however, does not support this assertion.