IN terms of safety, the Philippines is slowly becoming like the Singapore, Senator Alan Peter Cayetano said on Monday, a thing that Filipinos should be grateful for the Duterte administration's intensified campaign against drugs and criminality.

Cayetano: PH becoming like Singapore
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Cayetano came anew to the defense of President Rodrigo Duterte, amid concerns over the government’s bloody war on drugs saying the Philippines is now a safer place for its people.

“It’s not perfect. In fact the president very candidly said he needs another six months pero let us be honest to ourselves, it is happening. The Philippines is becoming more like Singapore in terms of being able to walk the streets at anytime at night,” Cayetano said in a privilege speech.

“What do we want? Bumalik tayo six years past o ipagpatuloy natin ang pagbabago? Do we go back or do we go forward? More of the same or change? Gusto ba natin na takot ang tao at ang criminal hindi takot?” he added.

Cayetano admitted that though much more needs to be done to totally eliminate illegal drugs, he claimed many gains have been achieved within just two months of actions under the new administration.

“Dalawang buwan pa lang mahigit, may pakiramdam na ng kaligtasan. (In just two months, there is already a sense of safety.) I’m not saying that people now feel safe, I’m saying they feel safer,” he said.

Last Sunday, a President who just realized that the menace on drugs magnitude is too huge than what he has expected, is now asking six more months to combat illegal drugs, criminality and corruption.

It can be recalled that Duterte declared his self-imposed deadline of three to six months during the campaign.

"Maybe just give me an extension of another six months. I did not have that idea that there were thousands of people in the drug business and worst is they are operated now by people in government," Duterte said earlier. AJRSP

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