January 30, 2017
STATEMENT OF SEN. LEILA M. DE LIMA ON PRESIDENT DUTERTE'S EXTENSION OF HIS WAR ON DRUGS WITH ACKNOWLEDGMENT THAT 40% OF THE POLICE ARE "CORRUPT TO THE CORE"
This is why I continue to worry about the state of the President's mental health. He displays signs of cognitive dissonance not only in his carefree monologues but worse, also in his official pronouncements. This latest incongruance between his factual assertion of a rotten police force on the one hand and his reliance on them to continue prosecuting his drug war as official government policy has dire consequences, which means more killings by corrupt and criminal policemen. And, as the kidnapping of the Korean shows, these criminal acts won't be limited to drugs, as we have predicted, but will definitely expand to other police "cottage industries" like kidnap-for-ransom and business shakedowns.
The moment Duterte has turned the PNP into a vigilante death squad, its transformation into an organized criminal syndicate has been completed. The PNP under Duterte can now be considered as the most organized criminal group in the country. When you speak of organized crime in the Philippines, you speak of the PNP under Duterte.
Aside from this, we hear contradicting pronouncements from his PNP Chief, Bato dela Rosa, who called for a halt to the drug war pending an internal cleansing in the police force. This can be all part of their media obfuscation strategy. We can no longer distinguish between the truth and the lies when this government speaks from the podium. All of this of course is part of the so-called "gaslighting" strategy of feeding the population with lies they want to believe while exerting control over the people through more lies. In the meantime, the country continues to burn amidst all the administration-sanctioned killings and corruption perpetrated by none other than his most trusted police and DOJ officials.
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