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MANILA – The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) has welcomed the results of a recently published study, which listed the Philippines as among the top 50 safest countries in the world in 2019.
Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito Galvez Jr. noted that peace is a shared responsibility among all stakeholders and that the current gains in peace and security are due to the collective efforts of the government and the public.
“We are glad to be recognized as among the safest countries in the world. Thanks to our law enforcers, peace workers, and everyone who has made a commitment to peace, we are moving forward as a peaceful, progressive, and resilient nation,” Galvez said in a press release issued on Tuesday.
The 2020 Global Law and Order report by global analytics firm Gallup was based on interviews of around 175,000 respondents, across 144 countries and areas in 2019.
Respondents were asked the following questions:
–In the city or area where you live, do you have confidence in the local police force?
–Do you feel safe walking alone at night in the city or area where you live?
–Within the last 12 months, have you had money or property stolen from you or another household member?
–Within the past 12 months, have you been assaulted or mugged?
The Philippines registered a global index of 84, similar to Australia, New Zealand, Poland and Serbia.
Meanwhile, Singapore and Turkmenistan ranked first and second, respectively, both gaining a global index of 97. (IA/PNA)