Fariñas defends Duterte’s war on drugs in Moscow
House Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas, in a speech before legislators from all over the world on December 4, said President Rodrigo Duterte did not order the police to shoot unarmed drug suspects.
The Ilocos Norte politiko made the remark during the international conference of Parliamentarians Against Drugs in Moscow, Russia.
Fariñas reacted to Russian legislator Vladimir Zhirinovsky’s comments on Duterte’s “orders” to kill drug suspects.
“Let me assure Mr. Zhirinovsky that Duterte has not issued any order to the police authorities to shoot unarmed drug personalities but only for the police to stand its ground when under attack or threat by an armed drug suspect, which is the generally accepted rules of engagement in any civilized society,” Fariñas said.
He added Duterte “continues to enjoy not only the support of the political leaders of the Philippines but the entire Filipino nation.”
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