2019 November

Palace agrees rights defender who offered Robredo ‘drug war’ advice should stay out –

I think about this situation continually and try to observe rather than judge the perspectives people have about this process.

It’s not easy to think about because everybody’s right in some way based on their bias.

At the root of this issue seems to be motives and their emergent values and principles.

I can stand on both sides and understand the rational for actions.

Recently the female Vice President (the person garnering the second most votes in the election for president) has been appointed by the president (most likely in a moment of frustration and hubris) to lead the drug war.

I’m not certain this is going to turn out well as the logic in the appointment and the rational being used for the drug war.

On a side note, petty crime in the USA is increasing, while violent crime Is decreasing.

Petty crime is born largely on the shoulders of the poor and petty crime in the Philippines is RAMPANTLY out of control.

It seems that law enforcement is beginning to allow petty crimes because our society has developed an antidote which is spread across the population in the form of insurance.

There is almost no insurance for the poor so petty crime punishes the poor—yet few if anyone looking at the drug culture tries to understand this effect.

In ph, petty crime is rampant because it can be, the cultural system has not evolved nodal DQ-BLUE…and therefore to continue to erode the source of petty crime using CP-RED appears a rational approach.

I don’t know the costs but I suspects the costs of evolving nodal blue are significant both in societal terms and in practical economics because of the exiting bo-purple and entering cp-red memescape.

One thing that is interesting to me as a developmentalist is the notation Graves made in his research noting that the real line that separated BO-PURPLE from CP-RED was a leap in intelligence, I assumed he meant G, as opposed to C (cultural, or collective).

The other line that I drew that augmentation both physical and digital is between FS-GREEN and GT-YELLOW.

Graves didn’t say there was a similar line like that between BO and CP, but everything I can put together and observe is that there is…if nothing else—metasystematicity, which is probably correlated and might not be caused by an intelligence increase. A lot of research, including the folks at HayMcBer that developed an EI (ECI) used to point out before greening PC was that a threshold of 110-120 (which many indicate in past studies is required for management) before EI could be learned and applied. I believe that no such reference will be found now in the presence of the greenscape.


Back to the ph evolution which is occurring rapidly at the top but much more slowly in the body of the evolving meanscape;)

The question that comes up for me is the increase in petty crimes correlated to drug use?

I haven’t researched this but it seems looking at the Westerb Culture where is becoming permissible to use “drugs” and the ph culture where it is not.

In either case, it is the poor who are being punished I suspect—this is in the complex quadrant of problems and ANY solution I’ve seen is partial, including tolerance, or intolerance.

I think what is happening in ph is a solution that is suboptimal which also includes the intervention by cultures who have the problem as of yet unsolvable…only tolerated.

Palace agrees rights defender who offered Robredo ‘drug war’ advice should stay out –

This screengrab shows Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo.

MANILA, Philippines — The human rights researcher and advocate who offered to come to the Philippines and give Vice President Leni Robredo advice on ending the “murderous” anti-drug campaign should be barred from entering the country, Malacañang said Tuesday.

Phelim Kine, former deputy director of Human Rights Watch’s Asia division, said on Monday that he is ready to come to the Philippine to advise Robredo—who co-leads the government’s Inter-Agency Committee Against Illegal Drugs—on “how to end this murderous ‘drug war.’”

He said his first recommendation to the vice president is to “arrest [President Rodrigo] Duterte and his henchmen for inciting and instigating mass murder.”

This did not sit well with presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo, who said he does not want Kine to enter the Philippines.

“He has already reached the conclusion that this is a murderous country. Then he said arrest President Duterte,” Panelo said in a mix of English and Filipino.

Dear VP @lenirobredo – my bags are packed and I’m ready to come to the #Philippines to help advise how to end this murderous “drug war.” Meanwhile here is my Recommendation No. 1: Arrest #Duterte and his henchmen for inciting & instigating mass murder

— Phelim Kine ?? (@PhelimKine) November 11, 2019

When asked who else should be denied entry to the Philippines, Panelo responded: “Anybody who gives a conclusion that there [have] been killings, murders without justification. They have a problem.”

The Palace usually threatens officials and investigators from the United Nations and the International Criminal Court that they will be barred from entering the Philippines if the nature of their visit is for conduction a probe into Duterte’s internationally condemned campaign against illegal drugs.

In August 2018, the Bureau of Immigration held Gill Boehringer, an Australian law professor and human rights advocate, upon his arrival at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. He  was told that he is on the Immigration’s blacklist “for allegedly joining protest actions and fact-finding missions in the Philippines” and later deported.

In April 2018, authorities detained and then deported Party of European Socialists Secretary General Giacomo Filibeck, whom Akbayan party-list had invited to its congress in Cebu City.

Filibeck had criticized the government’s anti-narcotics campaign and was part of a delegation in October 2017 that called for an investigation into the “drug war.”

The Bureau of Immigration also ordered missionary nun Patricia Fox to leave the Philippines, where she had been working with the poor for nearly three decades.

President Rodrigo Duterte, who has strongly rejected criticisms of his administration’s human rights record, had accused Fox of having a “shameful mouth” and of treating the Philippines like a “mattress to wipe your feet.”

Fox apparently earned the ire of hypersensitive Duterte by taking part in a fact-finding mission in April 2018 to probe reported rights abuses committed by state forces against farmers in the insurgency-plagued region of Mindanao.

She also reportedly met with farmers in Duterte’s hometown of Davao City after they were arrested on charges of possessing explosives.

RELATED: Hours before departure, Sister Fox tells Duterte to listen to the poor

Locsin: Don’t worry, he can’t get into Philippines

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin on Monday said Kine—whom he called as Robredo’s “retarded retinue”—will be denied entry if he tries to come to the Philippines.

“Don’t worry, he can’t get into the country. We have to spare Leni the moral moronism of those who use her,” he said on Twitter.

Her retarded retinue. Don’t worry; he can’t get into the country. We have to spare Leni the moral moronism of those who useher.

— Teddy Locsin Jr. (@teddyboylocsin) November 10, 2019

Kine, who is now the director of research and investigations at Physicians for Human Rights, spent 11 years at HRW—one of the international watchdogs critical of Duterte’s anti-narcotics initiative.

During his stint at the human rights watchdog, Kine repeatedly demanded that Duterte and other senior officials involved in the campaign that has led to the deaths of thousands, mostly urban poor Filipinos, be held accountable.

At least 6,847 drug personalities have been slain in anti-narcotics operations since Duterte assumed office in mid-2016, according to government figures.

But the figure is significantly lower than the estimates of human rights watchdogs of as many as 27,000 killed.

RELATED: Government can’t ‘define dead bodies away,’ says HRW

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