Washington-based analytics and advisory firm Gallup released its 2020 Global Law and Order report where the Philippines was included in the list of fifty countries with good peace and order with a score of 84/100.
The country’s score is similar to that of Australia, New Zealand, Poland, and Serbia.
Sen. Christopher “Bong” Go welcomed the positive outcome of the government’s campaign against illegal drugs, criminality and corruption as the country landed in the list of Top 50 nations with good peace and order.
“Isa itong testamento na sa patuloy nating kampanya, mas bubuti pa ang ating peace and order sa bansa. Ito ang tunay na pagbabagong ramdam ng taumbayan na handog ng administrasyong ito,” Go said.
Gallup’s report is based on the people’s sense of personal security and experiences with crime and law enforcement in the country. According to the news reports, those who were surveyed provided positive responses on the law enforcement agencies in the Philippines. They also gave positive feedback that law enforcement authorities are doing their work.
Go reiterated that the President continues to strive for the fulfillment of his promise to bring “safer streets and comfortable life” to all Filipinos.
Despite the high ratings, the Senator reminded the government not to be complacent but instead intensify the campaign against corruption, illegal drugs and criminality.
“Alam ng taumbayan na mas ligtas po ang komunidad nila ngayon dahil nasusunod ang mga batas at napo-protektahan ang kapakanan ng pinaka-mahihirap,” he said.
Previously, Go assured the police force that both he and President Rodrigo Duterte will always protect them in the performance of their official duty as long as they do it in accordance with the law.
“Gawin ninyo ang trabaho ninyo nang tama. Protektahan natin ang ating mga kababayan. Huwag kayong matakot, basta nasa tama at wastong pamamaraan ang inyong operasyon, nandito kami para ipagtanggol at suportahan kayo,” he stated.
Through his filed Senate Bill No. 393, free legal assistance to any officer or enlisted personnel of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police who is facing before the prosecutor’s office, court, administrative or any competent body, any charge arising from any incident related to the performance of official duty will be given.
In addition to this, Go also filed SB 2017 which seeks to reinstate the punishment of death through lethal injection on heinous crimes involving illegal drugs and plunder.
“Ito ang serbisyong Tatak Duterte na patuloy na ibibigay namin sa inyo. Ako at si Pangulong Duterte ay iisa ang hangarin na wakasan ang korapsyon, kriminalidad at iligal na droga sa ating lipunan upang makapag-iwan ng tunay na pagbabago sa bansa na ramdam ng taumbayan,” the Senator said.