ON 12 PEOPLE FOUND DETAINED IN SECRET CELL IN MANILA POLICE STATION

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The matter should be investigated thoroughly and wrongdoers swiftly punished. We have seen how PNP uniformed personnel have in the Jee Ick-Joo case, the Espinosa rubout case, and in a number of other cases abused their office under the guise of the war on drugs. If this systemic pattern of abuse is not addressed, I am afraid the war on drugs will fail in its objective of ridding the nation of illegal drugs and instead succeed in spreading lawlessness, police corruption, and abuse.