Sunday, May 29, 2016
Flores de Pusher is the New Walk of Shame
Tanauan, Batangas innovates their shame campaign against drug pushers with their newly repackaged and quite humorous walk of shame dubbed as Flores de Pusher reported to have been held on May 23, 2016.
Mayor Antonio Halili came up with his own version of the Flores de Mayo designed for the drug pushers of his city. The suspects, bearing the signs that say “Ako'y drug pusher, 'wag tularan,” were made to walk under a bamboo arch with the sign “Flores de Pusher." The Mayor explained that the “walk of shame” is an approach he found effective and conceptualized the thematic event. Eleven suspected drug pushers in Tanauan, Batangas, were forced to join the walk of shame campaign.
As a staunch advocate against illegal drugs, they say presumptive president Rodrigo Duterte supports the shaming of drug pushers.
Tanauan City is known to have a lot of drug addicts and pushers, and the Mayor's Anti-Crime Group lead by MACG Chief Mr Allan Fajardo is the one assigned to implement strategies to strengthen the fight against illegal drugs.
Sigh! It seems the iron-fist and unconventional style of governance of incoming President Rodrigo Duterte is slowly rubbing off on other people. But this is considered more humane than the Davao DEath Squad. Though the Commission on Human Rights is looking at this issue with a glaring eye, I doubt they have enough political will to implement any strong resistance against the Local Government Units.
What about you? Would you commend or abhor the Flores de Pusher?