Duterte has brought safety to the Philippines - Forbes - The Daily Sentry

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Duterte has brought safety to the Philippines - Forbes

Photo from Rappler (ctto)

According to global media platform, Forbes, President Rodrigo Duterte’s tough strategy against illegal dr*gs in the Philippines have brought safety to the Filipinos.

The persistent campaign might have terrified some of the citizens, but it made the Filipinos feel safer nowadays than in 2014, especially when walking alone at night in the streets.

A recent report released by 2018 Global Law and Order, Philippines scored 82, which is higher than 76 in 2014. (0=lowest score, 100=highest score)

The said report was collected from total of 148, 000 responses in 142 countries on how safety the citizens feel walking alone at night in the city or the areas near their home.

According to Forbes, this results from Global Law and Order confirms that the president’s campaign is working.*

The police leading the anti illegal drgs campaign / photo from Rappler (ctto)

Photo from Google (ctto)

“Philippines’ rising Global Law and Order score confirms that Duterte’s campaign to drug traffic from it city streets is working.  But it comes at a dire cost of 12,000+ lives -- mostly innocent lives, according Human Rights Watch.” Forbes article reads.

Aside from safety, this good outcome also helps emerging markets economies in the Philippines run smoothly and also sustains economic growth.

“The Philippines economy grew at an annual rate of 6.8% year-on-year in the March quarter of 2018, matching China's numbers.” Forbes added.

The country’s continuous economic growth also bring a good feeling to the citizens than couple of years ago.

“GDP annual growth rate in the Philippines averaged 3.68% from 1982 until 2017, reaching an all-time high of 12.40% in the fourth quarter of 1988 and a record low of -10.10% in the first quarter of 1985, according to Tradingeconomics.com.”

“A high growth, in turn, has made Filipinos feel better off today than a couple of years ago. That's according to another Gallup survey, which finds that 28% of Filipinos consider themselves thriving in 2017 compared to 26% in 2016, pushing the Philippines up a notch in the ranking of the Asia-Pacific countries.” the Forbes article reads. 

(second table below showing the ranking on GDP growth in Asia Pacific Region)

President Duterte showing list of personalities involved in his campaign

 Source: Forbes