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Global study claims that Philippines is the world’s ‘most dangerous country’


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Now compare how many police there are, from where you're from.
No idea how many police are employed throughout the Philippines. As far as visibility, day to day, granted I probably don't see as many on patrol. Though a police van spends the entire night with lights on near my condo (I think to guard the government buildings nearby, not sure).
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Yes, it looks like a BS study ... primarily to get a sensational article to publish?

Sadly lacking in this comparison, is the quality of Law and the observance of it.

The Philippines has (with a a few deliberately/sloppily worded exceptions) good laws....lots and lots of them!

However, corruption and questionable government policy makes a mockery of the Law.

eg. deliberately killing people (without trial) on suspicion of involvement with drugs - apparently, that's not murder in the Philippines.... doesn't even warrant serious police investigation?

Lengthy imprisonment (with little/no solid evidence) awaiting trial would be another serious matter.

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1 hour ago, Oz Jon said:

deliberately killing people (without trial) on suspicion of involvement with drugs - apparently, that's not murder in the Philippines.... doesn't even warrant serious police investigation?

It does absolutely. Your information is seriously lacking in facts. 

You also have to consider that your everyday police officer is not tasked with investigating crimes, only responding to crimes. Your provincial police units do not have investigators.

3 hours ago, savarity said:

No idea how many police are employed throughout the Philippines. As far as visibility, day to day, granted I probably don't see as many on patrol.

The size of the police force here is quite small by comparison to other countries especially when you take into consideration that a sizeable portion of the PNP is dedicated to fighting terrorists often along side army units.

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1 hour ago, RogerDuMond said:

The size of the police force here is quite small by comparison to other countries especially when you take into consideration that a sizeable portion of the PNP is dedicated to fighting terrorists often along side army units.

True, but the police are often augmented by the army for police functions as well. The army and police are often combined or used interchangeably here. There is no posse comitatus law in the Philippines that restricts the use of the military.

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On 2/5/2019 at 8:53 PM, RogerDuMond said:

It does absolutely. Your information is seriously lacking in facts. 

You also have to consider that your everyday police officer is not tasked with investigating crimes, only responding to crimes. Your provincial police units do not have investigators.

The size of the police force here is quite small by comparison to other countries especially when you take into consideration that a sizeable portion of the PNP is dedicated to fighting terrorists often along side army units.

So who ( if anyone) is tasked with investigating crime in the Phils?

Nobody?

As a matter of curiosity, what is the percentage of convictions of (or even charges laid against) killers of the many  (supposed) drug offenders who have been shot in recent times?

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