Former Interior and Local Governent Secretary Rafael Alunan responded to Senator Leila de Lima calling President Rodrigo Duterte a "murderer".
"Millions have been, impacting many millions more- victims of thrill killings, rape, theft, robbery, causing widespread fear and " he said.
He said that the problem in drugs has become a national security threat.
Alunan said that the government now is taking efforts to "protect the people and resolve the complex problem".
He said that in order to solve the problem, one must gut it out until law and order is restored.
"That's the real narrative" he said.
SOURCE: Rafael Alunan