Roque: Local officials’ murders not related to war on drugs

by Inquirer

Philippines
The recent murders of local executives cannot be blamed on the war against illegal drugs, as extra-legal killings have plagued the country even during the Arroyo administration, Malacaang said. This comment was issued in reaction to speculations that the murders of local officials may be linked to those taking advantage of the government's anti-narcotics drive to besmirch President Duterte's reputation. "That is just a speculation because the problems of killings were exposed by former United Nations special rapporteur Philip Alston. So during the term of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, we already had a problem with extra-legal killings," said presidential spokesperson Ha...Keep on reading: Roque: Local officials’ murders not related to war on drugs

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