Summary: A Philippine opposition senator and a harsh critic of President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs has been arrested by law enforcement agents after charges were filed in court due to illegal dealings with drug dealers inside the country's prison. This happened when she was the justice secretary during the 2010 administration of the the past president. Although she denied all charges, she states that this is all a political vendetta since she has led the investigation of the alleged extrajudicial killings of a number of drug suspects in Davao city while Duterte was still the mayor of that city.
Connection: I think this connects with the red and the lavender scare because a lot of people have been accused and have been brought down because of possession of drugs. While the lavender and the red scare people afraid to be accused of communism and being gay while people are afraid of being accused of possessing drugs.
1. Do you think the senator, that was accused of possession of drugs, was being truthful and this is all a political vendetta?
2. Do you think that there is a hidden agenda with Mr. Duterte's actions if so what are they and if not why do you think not?