Dabawenyos say drugs still the “greatest threat to peace and order;” Davao Death Squad is “OK”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/12 October)- For a city whose fight against illegal drugs in the last two decades has been bloody and involved summary executions by what has been generally referred to as the Davao Death Squad (DDS), Dabawenyos still consider illegal drugs as the “greatest threat to peace and order” and DDS is “ok” and “will help solve criminality,” results culled from the “peace and order”section of a series of five city-wide social surveys (CWSS) in the last two years show.

From CWSS 5 of the Social Research Training and Development Office, Ateneo de Davao University.

The latest of the series (CWSS 5) conducted by the Ateneo de Davao University’s Social Research Training and Development Office (SRTDO) through face-to-face interviews from a random sampling of 630 adults across three districts on May 25-30, 2016 showed that drugs remains the “greatest threat to peace and order”at 22%, followed by killings which tied with poverty at 17%, criminal incidents (14%), Davao Death Squad (13%), calamity (10%) and terrorism (7%).

The five surveys were all held under the seventh term of Mayor Rodrigo Duerte CWSS done while he was already the presumptive President of the Republic of the Philippines. Duterte was proclaimed winner of the May 9 polls on May 30. Read more.


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