US backs Pres. Duterte's Drug war

US backs Pres. Duterte's Drug war

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte halfway to his term had a meeting with the US-Philippine Society.
A conversation between two robust allied partners were held were in President Duterte raised the issue of his administrations war on illegal drugs.

US-Philippine Socirty in a courtesy call with President Duterte in Malacanang (photo credit to PCOO)

In the end of 1 hour and a half,  United States government has declared support for the campaign against the illegal drug menace.
United States Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim extended Washington’s support during a courtesy call on the President in Malacañang palace last Wednesday, according to Presidential Spokesman Atty. Salvador Panelo.
Issues tackled were the “strong” US-Philippine relations, government’s war on illegal drugs, and the return of the Balangiga bells among others, President Duterte took this chance to clear any misinformation regarding his administration’s policy against illegal drugs.
“The conversation centered on the President’s narrative, telling them how the drug war affected him and this country and that he had to declare war on drugs and he had to do it because he wants to protect and preserve this nation,” Panelo said.
Panelo also told mediamen, that President Duterte had to explain that three Filipinos have been enslaved by illegal drugs which usually leads to the creation of dysfunctional families.
“The President also told them that he will not stop until the end of his term to end this illegal traffic of prohibited drugs. In response, the US ambassador said the US government supports the fight against drugs,” he said.
Apart from the illegal drugs policy, Duterte affirmed the robust relations between the two mutual defense treaty allies. “The President said the relationship between the US and the Philippines remains strong,” Panelo said.

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