Survey shows 8 out of 10 Filipinos worry they could be killed in drug war

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Almost eight out of 10 Filipinos are worried that someone in their family can be killed in the Philippine government’s war against illegal drugs, a survey showed on Monday.

It stated that of the 1,500 people surveyed by Manila-based research agency, Social Weather Stations, a total of 78 per cent said they were “very worried’’ or “somewhat worried.’’

Also they were thinking that they could become victim of the extra-judicial killings.

“Only 10 per cent were not too worried and 12 per cent were not worried at all,’’ the survey, conducted between Dec. 3 and 6, showed.

In spite of the concerns of those surveyed, 85 per cent of the respondents said they were satisfied with President Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign against drugs, while 8 per cent were dissatisfied and 7 per cent were undecided.

Ninety-four per cent of those surveyed said that they believed it was important that drug suspects be captured alive.

“Since Duterte came to power in late June, 2,102 suspects have died in operations against drug users and pushers up until Dec. 14,’’ police said recently.

Police are also investigating 3,993 additional deaths in the second half of the year, including possible vigilante killings in connection with the drug war. (dpa/ NAN)

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