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Kit Belmonte says PNP-PDEA misencounter proof of faulty drug war

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Even law enforcement agents are victims of the bloody war on drugs of President Rodrigo Duterte.

Quezon City Congressman Kit Belmonte said the latest shootout which apparently pinned government forces against each other is solid proof that the anti-drug strategy is pure violence, at the expense of lives. Here, the deaths were unnecessary.

“Ilan pang ‘misencounter,’ ilan pang inosenteng tao ang kailangang masawi bago mamamalayang hindi itong brutal na war on drugs ang sagot?,” the politiko said.

“Tapos gusto sa batas puro base sa presumption ang paghuli. Paano na pag maling akala?,” he added. That mistaken identity is also the reason for the four deaths during the Ever Gotesco Commonwealth shootout.