Isko Moreno says appointment of Navy Flag Officer as defense chief to bolster war on drugs

MANILA, Philippines - If elected president, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso said he will appoint a Philippine Navy flag officer with a background in guarding the country’s borders and

1/29/2022 8:28:00 AM

If elected president, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno said he will appoint a Philippine Navy flag officer with a background in guarding the country’s borders and preventing the entry of illegal drugs as secretary of the DND.

MANILA, Philippines - If elected president, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso said he will appoint a Philippine Navy flag officer with a background in guarding the country’s borders and

“In fairness kay Pangulong Duterte, talagang halos hirap na hirap kung hindi nawala, halos mawala ‘yung droga sa kalsada. Second thing that I have to give to President Duterte, nawala ‘yung manufacturing sa Pilipinas. Dati meron nahuhuli sa posh subdivision. Nawala nga ang manufacturing, the thing I found out, bulk na ang dumarating dito,” Moreno said.

“So, there must be something wrong with our borders. There must be something wrong with our ports kasi kung wala na ‘yung manufacturing, hirap na magbenta, bakit kung dumating at mahuli namin, 48 kilos, 40 kilos, 5 kilos? So, I think it’s high time for us to address our boundaries, our entries – the port or entries. Then, pag wala nang nagpaplanta, wala nang nagpapasok, naturally walang available na drugs,” Moreno said.

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That is 'if'. You have to have watched the interview to get the context of this. May dahilan naman syang legit eh Well malaking bagay talaga ang naiisagawa ni yorme maasahan talaga Goodluck Mayor Isko Moreno. Marami kaming naniniwala sayo alam naman na maganda anf hangarin mo sa bayan Talagang magiging maunlad at maayos ang bansa

‘Life is life’: Mayor Isko says he’s against legalization of abortion, even on rape-related casesPresidential aspirant Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso said he is against the legalization of abortion, even those rape-related cases. READ: seryoso ba to? The sixth commandment - Thou shall not kill, gets? Don’t women have a life or at least a choice? “Nakakaawa ang situation… tanggapin ang tadhana” on rape-related pregnancy 🤢 In other words, no choice ang babae. He even compared it with his experience as basurero 😪 Thanks Isko for making our choice easy in May 2022 🙂

Isko says Filipinos shouldn't vote for Marcos or Robredo: 'Maghihigantihan sila'The Manila mayor says he has no problem with Filipinos voting Panfilo Lacson or Manny Pacquiao. PHVote WeDecide Isoli mo na kinita mo sa eleksyon🐷 All the more people wouldn’t vote for IskoMoreno based on his presumptions in trying to get the votes from all their supporters. Isko’s statements pulling him further and further from the Presidency. 🤦🏻 Justice po tawag doon. Trapo ka talaga yorme.

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Guanzon: Senator behind delay in Marcos DQ case “In fairness kay Pangulong Duterte, talagang halos hirap na hirap kung hindi nawala, halos mawala ‘yung droga sa kalsada. Second thing that I have to give to President Duterte, nawala ‘yung manufacturing sa Pilipinas. Dati meron nahuhuli sa posh subdivision. Nawala nga ang manufacturing, the thing I found out, bulk na ang dumarating dito,” Moreno said. “So, there must be something wrong with our borders. There must be something wrong with our ports kasi kung wala na ‘yung manufacturing, hirap na magbenta, bakit kung dumating at mahuli namin, 48 kilos, 40 kilos, 5 kilos? So, I think it’s high time for us to address our boundaries, our entries – the port or entries. Then, pag wala nang nagpaplanta, wala nang nagpapasok, naturally walang available na drugs,” Moreno said. Asked by Abunda if he considers the Philippines a “narco state,” the Aksyon Demokratiko standard bearer said the despite the challenges being faced by government in fighting illegal drugs, the Philippines cannot be considered a narco-state. “Unang-una hindi ako naniniwala na narco country tayo, unlike ‘yung Colombian era in the 70’s and ‘80s. We have not reached that far. It can destroy a country,” Moreno told Abunda. Narco-state is a political and economic term applied to countries where all legitimate institutions have been penetrated by the power and wealth of the illegal drug trade. The term was first used to describe Bolivia following the 1980 coup of Luis Garcia Meza which was primarily financed by narcotics traffickers. Different anti-drug approach On the question whether he will continue President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs, Moreno said he is open to that but it will not be bloody and he will have a different approach similar to what he did in Manila. ADVERTISEMENT “Why not? Basta papanagutin kita sa mata ng batas, hindi sa batas ng sinuman. Sa mata ng batas, which we are doing. We are going to do so, if given a chance. No ifs, no buts,” he stressed. Moreno had said in earlier interviews that there will be no EJKs (extrajudicial killings) in his version of the war on drugs. “No (it will not be bloody). Well, sorry to say this. Things happen. Officially, within the rules… kasi engkwentro eh. Napatayan nga ako ng pulis eh. There are incidents, pero eto maganda Tito Boy, I can honestly say to you, 97% nahuli namin buhay in Manila. May prototype na dahil I grew up in the streets, I grew up with criminals, I grew up with that kind of environment, ako pa mismo ang nagtuturo sa lespu (pulis) minsan kung pano sasakotihin (arrest),” Moreno said. “Nung mag-mayor ako, meron lang akong isang rule na, you know, the way I grew up in the street. Ako hanggang maaari eh talagang dini-diplomasya ko. Na basta ako zero tolerance, non-negotiable, drugs are drugs. If you commit it, selling, we’ll apprehend you. Kakalawitin ka namin. Kukunin ka namin. Kaya ang drugs sa Maynila nag-subside. Hirap na hirap silang mag-deal,” Moreno explained. No illegal drugs history During the interview, Moreno once again reiterated that he never tried taking any kind of drugs especially during his youth as he was aware of the negative effects to one’s body. Moreno also said despite pressure from some of his friends to try it, he didn’t give in. “Eh nakikita ko sa mga kababata ko eh. Kaya nga ako nag-basura, kaya nga ako nag-sidecar boy, kaya ako nag hanap-buhay kasi gusto ko chicha, hindi adik. Nakita ko ‘yun araw-araw eh. Dadaan ka sa eskinita, kaya ka ngang tusukin ng bolo sa sikip ng eskinita. Maaamoy mo damo. Tapos it turned out makikita mo ‘yung mga taong ito, kung di namatay, nasa mental hospital. So nakita mo na, kaya ayokong gawin. Not a single drop or taste or even curiosity,” Moreno said. gsg Subscribe to our daily newsletter By providing an email address. I agree to the