Activist priest Robert Reyes says "Ang droga, hindi crime" and government’s war on drugs ‘immoral’

Activist priest Robert Reyes said on Monday that  the Duterte administration’s war on drugs “immoral".
“Our conscience tells us not to be part of an operation we have determined to be immoral. The war on drugs is immoral,”
Reyes said during the Senate public order committee hearing on the recent deaths of minors that they would never join the police’s anti-drug operations.
“You do not solve a health issue with police force. Ang droga, hindi crime. That’s what you have to address first. He is sick and therefore, he needs medical attention,” 
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Senator Panfilo Lacson, former PNP chief and chairman of the Senate committee, said cops do not operate users, only pushers but this activist priest Reyes argued that some of those killed in operations were sleeping. 
 “Dami natutulog lang sa bahay, tapos binaril tapos lalagyan ng cardboard na pusher,” the priest said.
Lacson welcomes the Church to present witnesses in the hearing who may want to speak out against killings of drug suspects.

Reyes statement was connected  to the announcement of Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa relaunching of Oplan Double Barrel Roladed where priests and local officials can joint the police in conducting the police’s anti-drug operations.

The activist priest also blamed President Duterte for impunity,
“Hindi lahat ng pulis ay pasaway pero kung babalikan yung mga salita ng Pangulo, sinasabi niya ‘go ahead, ako bahala.” Kaya may impunity,” he said.
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Source : GMA 



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