Agnes Callamard

Duterte and former President Cesar Gaviria of Columbia.

ON DISTANT SHORE By Val G. Abelgas In September last year, President Duterte sent PNP chief Director General Ronald de la Rosa to Colombia to see “how they won the war on drugs.” Apparently, De la Rosa wasn’t listening or simply ignored what the Colombian officials said because months after that trip, the deaths in the administration’s war on drugs continue to mount. In April Read More …

Duterte and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

By Rey O. Arcilla Malaya UN Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard who was in town recently claimed that the “war on drugs”, obviously referring to the one being waged by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte aka Digong, doesn’t work and that it only worsens the problem. She also made the sweeping statement that “world governments do not see the death penalty as an appropriate response to drug Read More …