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Professor and Chairperson of Ateneo de Manila University Christina A. Astorga is on the spot light again in her defiance against President Duterte’s methods. This time, she now directs her accusations to the 16-million voters that propelled then Davao City Mayor and now President Rodrigo R. Duterte in the recent Presidential elections held last May 9 2016.

She vents her frustration to the voters who according to her, allowed President Duterete to “turned our country into killing fields” of suspected drug related crime offenders. The Philipine National Police has implemented “Oplan Tokhang” since the first day of Duterte’s term as president and PNP Director General Roland Dela Rosa as Head of PNP.

A few days ago, Astorga claimed that Mar Roxas’ “Oplan Lambat-sibat” while DILG Secretary was much more effective in apprehending criminals. She pointed out that enough strategic measures without resorting to killing can claim results that are much more humane and in accordance to the law. She was refuted by Sass Rogando Sasot who defended PDuterte’s less than a month of tenure resulted to thousands of drug offenders surrendering nation wide and killed in police operations.

Posted on her Facebook wall, here is her full post:

“TO THE 16 MILLION VOTERS. WATCH OUR COUNTRY TURN INTO KILLING FIELDS. AND CRY WITH GOD!

President Duterte warned you, and still you voted for him. He vowed to kill and now he is turning our country into killing fields. Instead of building an A-1 world class professional police force in the country, he is turning them into vigilantes, who violate their professional codes, in their rush to get their bounties. He has urged citizens to kill, and has deputized communists who have renounced their allegiance to flag and country, and who have committed crimes against our people, to now be the new accusers and judge of criminals. He also urged them to kill. kill! kill! kill! is the mantra for the change he promised!

And you think you and your family are safe? When the justice system has been eroded, NO ONE IS SAFE. Anyone can point at you, and falsely accuse you as a drug addict, and you have no recourse to due process and fair trial, to defend yourself. Vigilante killing is the new modus operandi in this country.
Yes, 16 million voters! Watch our country turn into killing fields. Someday you’ll realize the damage that you’ve caused. Our country is being destroyed. The soul of our nation is being wrecked. Cry with God!”

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About the author: Ralph Bonotan

 

Ralph is a freelance writer in Davao. He is an IT personnel and teacher.

 

13 Comments

  1. I can’t imagine you being an Atenean professor as such will come into this kind of conclusion.

    Fact check:

    1. Drugs, Corruption and Crime is undeniably rampant and previous administrations were oblivious to it.

    2. The Philippines, as it is, specially the culture needs a drastic albeit dynamic form of change. Hindi pwede sa atin yung malamyang pamamahala, dahil by nature, matigas ang ulo natin, you as a classic example, turning a blind eye on the change that we need.

    3. Even before June 30, police & other politicians cleanup started already, liquidating their assets to have a clean slate, saving their ass. For they know that there will be a leader coming who is sincere in cleaning up the government and has proved his mettle already.

    4. Drugs, the biggest problem of society reached a point where you can see, thousands of kilos are already cooked, even inside the Bilibid prison.

    5. Whatever A1 class you’re talking about will not happen in 1 day, even a week , a month or even a year. But it’s obvious, unless you deliberately ignoring it that change is happening.

    6. Let me ask you: Does Mar Roxas’ “Oplan Lambat-sibat” yielded the same result? It pales by comparison with what DU30 or the new PNP is doing.

    7. Justice system? Tell me WHEN did the Philippines had a “fair” justice system? You say in the past administration? Where rich people and politician dictates the rule of law? Rich inmates and drug lords gets in & out of the prison?

    8. You are complaining of vigilante killings Do you REALLY care? Did you on any sunny day went to the police station and at least inquire about a death of a supected drug pusher? Now that they dont have enough coffins, did you shell out some of your riches to buy some or went to the poor “victim” family and dole out some cash? I can’t understand why people like you and de Lima were so concerned. Concerned really?

    Well, if you have better alternatives and really cared, why the hell you did not bother to file to be a president where the fact is this DU30 already “boasting” of how will government will be.

    I don’t have the level of education you had but I can’t see your LOGIC. If I were you, I’ll just wait and shut up since you can’t do anything anyway except to flaunt your biased opinion.

    Sayang kung tutuo itong picture mo, maganda ka pa naman…

    • Rod M. Gutierrez

      very well said. Astorga is so much affected because she is part of the OLIGARCHS and the problems of our country. she is a blind believer of the Abnoy regime and leadership.

  2. I can’t imagine you being an Atenean professor as such will come into this kind of conclusion.

    Fact check:

    1. Drugs, Corruption and Crime is undeniably rampant and previous administrations were oblivious to it.

    2. The Philippines, as it is, specially the culture needs a drastic albeit dynamic form of change. Hindi pwede sa atin yung malamyang pamamahala, dahil by nature, matigas ang ulo natin, you as a classic example, turning a blind eye on the change that we need.

    3. Even before June 30, police & other politicians cleanup started already, liquidating their assets to have a clean slate, saving their ass. For they know that there will be a leader coming who is sincere in cleaning up the government and has proved his mettle already.

    4. Drugs, the biggest problem of society reached a point where you can see, thousands of kilos are already cooked, even inside the Bilibid prison.

    5. Whatever A1 class you’re talking about will not happen in 1 day, even a week , a month or even a year. But it’s obvious, unless you deliberately ignoring it that change is happening.

    6. Let me ask you: Does Mar Roxas’ “Oplan Lambat-sibat” yielded the same result? It pales by comparison with what DU30 or the new PNP is doing.

    7. Justice system? Tell me WHEN did the Philippines had a “fair” justice system? You say in the past administration? Where rich people and politician dictates the rule of law? Rich inmates and drug lords gets in & out of the prison?

    8. You are complaining of vigilante killings Do you REALLY care? Did you on any sunny day went to the police station and at least inquire about a death of a supected drug pusher? Now that they dont have enough coffins, did you shell out some of your riches to buy some or went to the poor “victim” family and dole out some cash? I can’t understand why people like you and de Lima were so concerned. Concerned really?

    Well, if you have better alternatives and really cared, why the hell you did not bother to file to be a president where the fact is this DU30 already “boasting” of how will government will be.

    I don’t have the level of education you had but I can’t see your LOGIC. If I were you, I’ll just wait and shut up since you can’t do anything anyway except to flaunt your biased opinion.

    Sayang kung tutuo itong picture mo, maganda ka pa naman…

  3. Prof. Astorga, if you are really concerned with out country, you should not go out in our native land, so that together we will experienced the hardships and frustrations in living with a government that breed corruptions, illegal drugs and criminality. Did you imagined how hugged illegal drugs proliferated in urban areas and even in rural areas. The killings that are happening every day are just the manifestations of the damages done by previous administration. Look our police officers and local executives even senators are involved in this criminal activities. Where can you find a prison turned shabu laboratory? What Sec. Roxas did in DILG and Laila de Lima of DOJ?

  4. [email protected]

    KULANG SA SEX LIFE…LOOK SHE CANT EVEN BRUSH HER HAIR. ANG DUMI DUMI NG SKIN NIYA? WHAT DO YOU EXPECT THIS KIND OF A PERSON??? BITTER AT NAGMAMARUNONG. WE SHOULD NOT EVEN BOTHER WITH THIS A…. H…. ANYMORE

  5. professor astorga did you listen to the SONA of PDU30 ! if not you better get access to it, so you can hear how serious the president is to help the country from getting out of the mud! with illegal drugs to continue to proliferate in the country, the philippines will be called the dullest country in the world in no time including your family,,,no more intellectual citizen the philippines will have. drugs shrinks you brain like the brain of a chicken!!you like that?

  6. Carmen Roca

    Astorga…you are getting on the nerves of all netizen. Who cares what you are saying ! All we care, we all voted for the right person for Presidency. You belong to the elite group and you are pretending to care ! Plastic na , Tupperware ka pa !

  7. I really don’t care much about the author’s article but based on majority of the comments here and the author’s Facebook post I truly believe Filipinos need to read this great article on GMA http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/517026/scitech/science/smart-shaming-and-our-pinoy-culture-of-anti-intellectualism

  8. evelyn rubio

    killing fields? what do you call to those drug users who raped those victims?how do you called those drug lords who are enjoying those money while they commit more victims?are you ok Ma’am? why are you counting those drugs? do you think, it was the work of the President Duterte?how about the drug lord who are paying gunman to kill his pushers?how do you conclude that? did you count what are those things did the President do ? you really compared Roxas to sir Digong? this is insane. Roxas the protector of many mining companies? wake up madam..we are now in the reality.. you rathered live to many drugs syndicate than cleaning all those dirt? i know i know i am safe with this administration.. wake up! you think opposite.

  9. evelyn rubio

    never under estimate my vote madam to sir Digong. siguro, pamilya mo ang natamaan kaya nag bunganga ka

  10. @Christina A. Astorga It’s a pity you have no capability to discern between a genuine leader and a fake. 🙁

  11. Maybe you are one of those who benefits from drug money you bitch’just shut up and watch how tatay Digong do his job

  12. Christina Astorga may be one of the addict and may be she is no longer a professor if not she has been enjoying the fruit of corruptions she received from the yellowgartz, that’s why..

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