NEOPHYTE Senator-elect Raffy Tulfo expressed opposition to the controversial bloody “drug war” initiated by outgoing President Rodrigo Roa Duterte as he asked the incoming administration of President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. to use a more “humane” approach to dealing with the illegal drugs problem.
In a press briefing recently, Tulfo said the drug war of Duterte, in essence, is “really good considering that this menace is affecting our society and the young generations.”
But at the same time, Tulfo said the way some people did it is “unacceptable”.
“Nung simula, alam natin lahat na maraming nag-surrender at sila mismo nagpunta sa mga barangay at sa mga police stations para ipakitang sila ay handa mapasailalim ng gobyerno. Ngunit ang ginawa ng ilan sa mga kapitan ng barangay at mga pulis ay pakakawalan lamang sila at matapos ma-identify, later on ay malalaman natin na bumulagta o patay na sila. Sa tingin ko hindi tama dahil kung handa naman magpa-rehabilitasyon, bakit hindi natin sila papirmahin at tulungan para makapagbagong buhay naman,” Tulfo said.
Tulfo said it is “high time” that President-elect Marcos considers the plight of these people and gives them a place to rehabilitate.
“So that they can start a new life. At sana hihilingan natin yan sa susunod na Pangulo na bigyan naman sila ng konsiderasyon makasimula muli,” Tulfo said.
It can be recalled that President Duterte launched a “bloody” war against drugs, and the severity of his crackdown has allegedly killed many people.
Tulfo said it is time that the government uses a more humane approach that will encourage users or drug addicts to submit themselves to possible rehabilitation.
“Kailangan natin tulungan ang mga naliligaw ng landas sa makataong pamamaraan,” Tulfo said. Camille P. Balagtas