Sen. Christopher “Bong” Go said the Philippines’ inclusion in the top 50 safest countries in the world is a “testament” of the administration’s fight against crime and corruption.
According to the 2020 Gallup Global Law and Order report, the Philippines had an index of 84, just below the United States (85) in the rankings, and on the same level as Australia (84) and New Zealand (84) in terms of how effective law and order is maintained.
“This is a testament to our continuous campaign against illegal drugs, criminality, and corruption in the country,” Go said in Filipino in a statement. This is what the President has been wishing for — that country will become orderly and peaceful for the good of everyone.”
Go said that Gallup’s report on the safest countries is similar to that of Australia, New Zealand, Poland, and Serbia.
“I know that with a continuous campaign, peace and order in the country will get better. This is the change that the people feel is what the administration has to offer,” Go said.
Gallup said that the latest report on the safest countries offers a baseline for the world’s security in the post-pandemic world and how it moves forward amid global civil unrest related to law enforcement.
PH’s inclusion in top 50 safest countries reflects admin’s fight vs. crimes – Go
The higher the score, the higher the proportion of its population reported feeling safe in their country.
The senator said he considered the Philippines ranking as a resounding vote of confidence for the Duterte administration that promised a “comfortable life” to all Filipinos.
“The people feel that their communities are safe now because laws are being followed, and the welfare of even the poorest are protected,” he said. “So, we have to continue and intensify this campaign more.”
Previously, Bong Go assured the members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) that he and President Duterte would always protect them in fulfilling their duty as long as they do not violate the law.
“Do your work correctly. Let’s protect our countrymen. Let’s fight illegal drugs and criminality. Don’t be afraid. As long as you are right and do your operations in the right way, we are here to defend and support you,” Go said.