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Thursday, June 22, 2017

BBC Host Burns Sen. Trillanes for Claiming that Pres. Duterte's War on Drugs is Not Working

Veteran international journalist and TV host Stephen Sackur burns Philippine senator Antonio Trillanes for spreading lies in the international community as the senator exposed himself during an exclusive interview with BBC.


During the interview with BBC, Sen. Trillanes stated that the War on Drugs of Pres. Rody Duterte in the Philippines is definitely not working but he did not anticipate that the veteran TV host learned about the real truth of what's happening in the country.

Watch the Video Interview with Sen. Antonio Trillanes:



Sen. Trillanes answered BBC host Stephen Sackur that Pres. Duterte's war on drugs in not working, because only the poor people, suspected users, and drug pushers are being killed, but Pres. Duterte has yet to touch the big time drug lords.

The BBC host refute with Sen. Trillanes claimed as he noted that looking at the comments made by members of the public in Manila to news agencies, they are saying things like: "The streets are safer now," "Here in the Philippines, we needed a leader with an an iron fist." Those are the quotes of the general public. Sackur also mentioned the high satisfaction ratings or approval ratings of Pres. Duterte

Here's Parts of the Transcript During Trillanes Interview with BBC:

STEPHEN: Do you think his war on drugs is working?

TRILLANES: Definitely not. As I mentioned, only the poor people, suspected users , and drug pushers are being killed - running total at least would be more than 9,000 already. But he has yet to touch the big time drug lords, which are already mentioned in the list of various law enforcement agencies.

STEPHEN: It is not easy for me to judge but looking at the comments made by members of the public in Manila to news agencies, they are saying things like: "The streets are safer now", "Here in the Philippines, we needed a ruler with an iron fist". These are quotes from the general public. That seems to be the mood. Ratings for Duterte still remain high - 75% approval rating. I am just wondering wether your comments, which is constantly negative, are out of tune with ordinary Filipino opinion!

TRILLANES: Well, the numbers that you mentioned are the latest numbers way back in March. But if you look at where his numbers when he assumed office, it went as high as 92%. So in less than a year it went down by 17% points.

STEPHEN: (laughed) Believe me Senator, if a Western politician command 75% approval rating, they would regard that as the happiest day of their life. Believe me.

Note: There might be some mistakes with the transcript, if you found some just add it to the comment section below. 

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