Malacanang clarified that President Rodrigo Duterte is not in favor of the increase in the number of extrajudicial killings in the country.
According to Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella, the President will not tolerate extrajudicial killings, and the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM)has been ordered to investigate the recent killings.
Meanwhile, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Sec. Ismael Sueno also ordered PNP Chief Director-General Ronald Dela Rosa to investigate the summary killings of individuals allegedly involved in illegal drugs activities.
Abella made the statement, following the concerns raised by the United States on the recent spate of killings of individuals suspected of being involved in the drug trade, and the President’s naming of government officials allegedly involved in illegal drugs activities.