Gov't on the right track in fighting criminality: Palace


Posted at Jan 14 2017 03:39 PM

The government is on "the right track in fighting criminality," Malacañang said on Saturday following the recent Pulse Asia survey results which showed most Filipinos favoring the government's anti-crime efforts.

Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said criminality remains one of Filipinos' five most urgent national concerns, while avoiding being a victim of any serious crime is one of their five most urgent personal concerns.

"The survey result shows once and for all that we are on the right track in fighting criminality," Andanar said in a statement.

Released on Friday, the Pulse Asia survey results indicated that many Filipinos favored the government's fight against criminality, garnering an 84 percent approval rating among participants.

"We shall not rest until the day would come that our people feel safe and secure in their homes and in the streets," Andanar said.

Fighting criminality was one of President Rodrigo Duterte's campaign promises alongside an intensive campaign against illegal drugs.