Are We There Yet? What It Means to Win the Philippine War on Drugs: A Roundtable Discussion on 7 Dec

The UP Center for Integrative Studies (UP CIDS) Program on Social and Political Change will be holding a roundtable discussion (RTD) entitled Are We There Yet? What It Means to Win the Philippine War on Drugs on 7 December 2017, 2:00 to 5:00 P.M. at the Conference Hall of the UP Center for Integrative and Development Studies, Lower Ground Floor, Bahay ng Alumni, UP Diliman. The discussion is free and open to the public, but seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

About the event

For about a year now since Duterte started this campaign, we have been hearing of so many deaths (many say needless) of so-called drug suspects. The extent of these casualties has reached a point where even international organizations have begun to take notice. Yet this “war” continues and the administration seems to be proud of such high body counts.

This RTD is intended to put the question of what really are the targets for this kind of campaign. Are body counts sufficient basis to say that the government is winning this war against illegal drugs? Were targets ever set at the beginning of this campaign?

This RTD will move away from the usual approach of crime and policing towards one where scholars and experts from different disciplines will be asked to speak on their views on the goals / targets (and the absence thereof) of the anti-drug campaign.

 

If you are interested in attending the event, you may sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/k72lANmnUdKc5d7x2