A Phenomenological Analysis of the Project Double Barrel and the National War on Drugs: The Case of Tondo, Manila

A Phenomenological Analysis of the Project Double Barrel and the National War on Drugs: The Case of Tondo, Manila

This research explores the perceived epistemic break in the status of human rights in the Philippines. Through interviews of the perception on the war on drugs, and content analysis of laws and local government policies, this research sheds light on the role and function of violence such as EJKs and other innovations on the rule of law in nation-building. It also gives insight into the role of education as an institution in protecting and fulfilling human rights.

The findings of the research indicate that the drug problem can be more effectively resolved with improvements in border security, focus on identifying the root of the problem and focusing on a rehabilitative approach and applying intervention strategies to solving drug abuse and trafficking. Lastly, social institutions such as the family, church and education system must be part of the socio-cultural process in solving drug-related issues.
We would like to thank CHR NCR’s research team, the academics involved, the LGUs, Central Office Research Division and all the participants that contributed to the entire research process. This would not have been possible without their dedication and hard work.

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