US Pinoy group supports President Duterte’s real change advocacy in PHL

MANILA -– A Filipino organization based in Washington, D.C. is fully supporting President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s program of government, including the drug war, to effect real change in the Philippines for the good of the country.

In an e-mail to the Philippines News Agency, Jun Pedery, a Filipino-American and United States Navy retiree, who formerly worked as logistics officer of Lockheed Corporation, said that the group called “US Pinoys for Real Change in the Philippines (USPRCP) will hold a prayer vigil/rally in Washington to express their support to President Duterte’s administration.

The USPRCP said:

“We are all in this together: ‘Unite Now’; Support and Demand a Comprehensive Drug War Policy in the Philippines; Support our Philippine Military, PNP & Law Enforcement Agencies; Demand for Foods, Jobs & Economic Programs; Support the Peace Talks and End to all Armed Conflicts; and End to Bureaucratic Corruption.”

Arnedo Valera of Migrant Heritage Commission (MHC) is actively coordinating the prayer vigil/rally to be held on Sept. 11 to show USPRCP’s “support to the national leadership of President Duterte and to the members of the Philippine National Police and military in their quest to end the drug menace in the Philippines.”

After he was sworn in to office on June 30, President Duterte immediately ordered an all-out war against the drug menace across the country.

The anti-drug drive nationwide has its telling effect with more than 1,779 suspected drug pushers and users, who resisted arrests, killed in shootout with the police, 11,784 arrested and over 600,000 surrendered, an unprecedented achievement in the country’s history in the war against illegal drugs.

In many of his pronouncements, the President has vowed to continue the drug war without letup until the drug threat is crushed. Ben Cal/PNA/