How bad really is the Drug Problem here in the Philippines, especially when compared to that of other countries? The way Rodrigo Duterte and his Dutertards have been portraying the issue, the country is supposedly now near becoming a “Narco State”.
Well, the website “Recovery Brands” collected data from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and presented this in an article. The most interesting part of that article is an Infographic showing the “Drug Use per Country” based on the type of Drug, which I am reposting here.
Now, if you look at the data, the Philippines is NUMBER TWO in the number of users of AMPHETAMINES (Shabu) with an estimated 2% of the population using it, so we really do have a drug problem. However, it seems that the only drug that most Filipinos use is Shabu, and not the others like Cannabis (Marijuana), Cocaine, Ecstacy, etc.
Screenshot ng bidyo na gawa ng “Network of Officers to Defend the Republic (NOTDR)”
Isang kagyat na tawag upang ipagtanggol ang ating demokrasya at ang republika laban sa Komunistang uldog na si RODRIGO DUTERTE, laban sa diktadura ng CPP-NPA.
Kami ay mga opisyales ng Hukbong Sandatahang Lakas ng Pilipinas na kabilang sa “Network of Officers to Defend the Republic (NOTDR)”.
Screenshot of the video made by the “Network of Officers to Defend the Republic (NOTDR)”
An urgent call to defend our democracy and the republic against the Communist Puppet, RODRIGO DUTERTE, against the CPP-NPA dictatorship
We are officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines belonging to the Network of Officers to Defend the Republic.
Presidential aspirant Rodrigo Duterte, feeling especially at home during a Press Conference. Photo courtesy of Allan Nawal of Inquirer Mindanao.
The last few days, a couple of followers have asked me thru Private Messaging on Facebook about what my opinion was if Rodrigo Duterte wins the elections this coming May 9, 2016, and my standard reply has been that to give him six months, see how he will do, then if things don’t go well then we start thinking of protesting against his government.
However, lately Duterte has been constantly telling media of how he intends to dissolve Congress if they try to impeach him, and that he will then establish a Revolutionary Government. Now what is a “Revolutionary Government“? In simplest terms, it is a government that overturns and disregards the laws of the current form of government, and in the process enacts its own set of laws.
Former Makati Mayor and current Vice President and Presidential candidate Jejomar Binay.
I watched the Rizal Day celebrations last December 30, 2015, and while in the crowd I overheard two men with Bikes discussing politics. They were within earshot of a couple of people including me, and one of them was a supporter of former Makati Mayor and now Presidential candidate Jojo Binay, although he was trying hard not to be too obvious about it.
He started off by saying, “Baka nga si Binay pa ang manalo sa pagka Presidente, tahimik na ngayon, eh (Maybe Binay will win as President since he’s relatively intrigue-free these days)”. Then he says, “Di baleng kurapt, napapakinabangan rin naman ng mga tao (It doesn’t matter if he’s corrupt since people end up being benefitted anyway)”. He ends with saying, “Magnanakaw naman lahat iyan (All the Presidential candidates are thieves, anyway)”.