20,000 Filipinos Killed, 8000 Missing.
The War On Drugs in The Philippines approaches its unrelenting ending before it officially expires in May of 2022. Rodrigo Duterte must give up his presidential chair, and he is not going into the best retirement. He will be facing crimes against humanity charges with the International Criminal Court (ICC).
The country has been suffering in silence. I would describe it as a “Khalifa drought; of tears.” Too many innocent lives are lost, and the grieving families find themselves in an insecure purgatory. They have to suffer without a voice for their innocent child, parent, kindred, or friends that died at the bloody hands of the 2016–2022 Philippine President. His days are numbered.
The country is finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. It’s a bloody shame, the last six years have been the most traumatizing years for anyone that lives, works, or travels to the Philippines. The sounds of a whaling mother coming from a distance. Screaming, “Why did you kill my son! He’s just a student! He’s not a drug pusher! We’re just poor people!”
Extrajudicial killings were this president’s style. It’s corrupt, but the people voted him in. They just didn’t know the first person would be shot just a few hours after the inauguration. The Philippines has always been a country that suffered from poor leadership, government corruption, poverty, and death.
The history of the Philippines seems to repeat the same scene over and over. Corruption is disguised as democracy, where the rich stay rich, and the poor will always be poor. Where parents send their daughters to brothels, so they can afford their daily bread. Some send their kids overseas, only for them to be abducted, and never heard from again.
“Decades from now, this will go down in history as a Philippine genocide.”
The infamous “War on Drugs” blanket term covers up the government’s ability to control the population. Any country that subscribes to “the War on Drugs” is hiding something, and they want you to be distracted. They distract you in many ways. One of them is drug use. There’s something about drugs…