News Release

From the Presidential Spokesperson – On human rights groups and war on drugs

The attacks against the President’s war on drugs have been vicious and non-stop.

We therefore do not discount the possibility that some human rights groups have become unwitting tools of drug lords to hinder the strides made by the Administration.

The illegal drug trade is a multi-billion-peso industry and billions have been lost with the voluntary surrender of more than a million drug users, arrest of tens of thousands of drug personalities, and seizure of billion-peso clandestine drug laboratories and factories.

To continue to do and thrive in the drug business, these drug lords can easily use their drug money to fund destabilization efforts against the government.