Sens. Manny Pacquaio and Vicente Sotto III on Monday said the Philippine National Police deserves to be applauded for the number of people arrested in the drug operations conducted within the first three months of the Duterte administration.

Sotto, Pacquiao congratulate PNP on drug war stats
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"Around five person lang 'yung lumalaban, pero 'yun lang ang hina-highlight ng international media—'yung lumalaban na napapatay. Hindi nila hina-highlight, they have not highlighted the fact that you have had 22,387 arrests in this drug war, with 23,474 operations only from July 1 to the present," Sotto said.

"In the last 10 years before that, sigaw ako nang sigaw sa Senate floor... Kaya ako nagmamaktol dito sa Senate floor, halos every Congress, mga anim o pito ang privilege speech ko tungkol sa gobyerno na labanan 'yung droga, walang nangyayari. Pasok dito, labas dito," he added.

"Kaya itong nangyayaring ito ngayon, I am very interested with these statistics. You actually deserve congratulations," he went on.

Sen. Pacquiao also commended PNP for the good result of the 'massive' drug war.

"Bakit nating atakihin ang programa laban sa droga, eh napaganda naman ang resulta," he said

During the EJK senate hearing, Dela Rosa explained that 22,387 people have been arrested in the 23,474 drug operations conducted as of 6 a.m. on Oct. 3. 

Meanwhile, 1,375 were killed in the operations, allegedly for fighting during arrest.

The police chief said the thousands arrested are alive.

Source: GMA News

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