November 5 Philippine Presidential Spokesperson Harry Rock said that he would like to see the Global Law and Order Report 2020 published by the international analysis company Gallup. “The Philippines is listed as one of the 50 safest countries in the world, showing that the Duterte administration’s efforts to ensure the progress of national security and order are internationally recognized.
According to the Global Law and Order Report 2020 released by Gallup at the end of October, the Philippines ranked 12th out of 144 countries surveyed in 2019, tied with Australia, New Zealand, Poland and Serbia.
Philippine President Duterte earlier vowed to step up efforts to combat illegal drugs and suppress insurgency during the last two years of his term. On the same day, Carlito Galvez Jr, peace adviser to the President of the Philippines. Said that the Philippines’ current progress in peace and security is attributed to “the joint efforts of the government and the public.”
The Minister of the Interior Eduardo Arnold previously stated that drug users usually participate in robberies, even homicides and murder cases, because they need money to maintain their illegal drug habit. Facts have proved that the Filipino people have a stronger sense of security after intensifying the fight against drug crimes.
On the same day, Lieutenant General Guillermo Eliaza, commander of the Philippine Joint Force to Fight the New Coronavirus, said that in the first 42 months of Duterte’s administration, through the anti-drug war, the Philippines’ national crime index was reduced by 62%.
Eliaza said that in addition to promoting drug control, President Duterte in 2018 also ordered the Philippine National Police to hunt down street robbers, bullying women, and harassing night workers.
Eliaza revealed that Coronavirus pandem,.ic in the Philippines this year, since the community quarantine that began on March 17, the national crime index of the Philippines has further dropped by 46%, which makes people more confident in the improvement of the Philippines’ safety index in the next few years.