Presidential sister defends Rody over war on illegal drugs critics

Presidential sister, Jocellyn Duterte-Villarica defended his brother, President Rodrigo Duterte against his critics on his war on illegal drugs campaign, especially that a teenager died in a recent operation.


Using her Facebook account, Villarica said she does not want to talk about the issue but she needs to because it is highly politicized.

The sister of Rody recalled when he was elected as the President, he promised the people to solve illegal drug problems until such time he realized soon that its scope is vast.

"NGAYON ANG DROGA NASA LAHAT NA NG SECTOR NG BAYAN at ang pinaka mahirap tanggapin ang kabataan ang unang naging biktima nito. Hindi ito problema lang ng presidente, kung ang kabataan ang pag-uusapan, tayong mga magulang ang may pagkukulang sa pagpapalaki ng ating mga anak. We have to be the first to educate them about drugs and be vigilant na hindi sila mapasama sa mga durugista na araw-araw nasa kalye at saang sulok naghahanap ng mabiktima," relating to what happen to Kian delos Santos, a 17 year old, who is an alleged drug runner of his father and uncle.

Villarica, on the other hand mentioned opposition Senator Kiko Pangilinan who is a known critic of Duterte, saying the law for youth offender should be amended now and slammed him if he really knows what's happening.

"Alamin natin kung saan at sino ang mga kaibigan at sino ang mga ito? Alam na rin natin na ang ginagamit ng mga dealers na maging pusher ay ang kabataan, salamat po Sen. PANGILINAN...Dapat ma amend na yang batas na yan at pananagutin yung youth offender sa isang juvenile court until they become of age...alam din po natin na may mga magulang na sila mismo ang nagtutulak sa kanilang anak para magbenta ng droga, take the case of Parojinog, ang anak mismo ang druglord...what is happening to this country? We walk the street knowing nagkalat ang mga addict sa paligid...yan ang katotohanan! Hindi ba kayo natatakot na baka kayo ang sunod na mabiktima? Are you aware of that reality?" as read in her post.

On her concluding thoughts, Villarica pointed out that drug problem is not just a problem of Duterte but it is also a liability of the society and the Filipino people.

"Milyones na ang gumgamit ng droga, maaapektohan ang ekonomiya ng bayan sa health problems na dulot nito, mga rehab center na susuportahan ng gobyerno. Hindi lang ang Presidente ang sasagot sa problema na ito...It is a reflection of a society that has neglected its socio-economic responsibility to the people of this country...the last but not the least, the church has the moral responsibility to reach out to strengthen the spiritual needs of the people to fight this deadly "evil" plague known as DRUGS," said Jocellyn.

Below is Jocellyn Duterte's full Facebook post:



Source: Facebook