Rule by law

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Published November 13, 2019, 12:33 AM

GOVERNANCE MATTERS

By FORMER VICE PRESIDENT JEJOMAR C. BINAY

Jejomar C. Binay
Former Vice President

Vice President Leni Robredo, who has been designated by the President as the country’s drug czar, quoted the officer-in-charge (OIC) of the Philippine National Police (PNP) as assuring her in a meeting that police anti-drug operations “will be in accordance with the rule of law.”

The last time a similar assurance was given was way back in June, after several United Nations (UN) personalities – described by one media outlet as constituting “the biggest names in human rights performing investigative tasks for the UN” – issued a joint statement asking the United Nations Commission on Human Rights (UNCHR) to conduct an “independent investigation” of so-called “unlawful”

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