Reiterates importance of continuing PRRD’s holistic approach in fighting illegal drugs
Sen. Christopher “Bong” Go, Vice Chair of the Senate Committee on Public Order, underscored the need for the next administration to continue President Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign against illegal drugs.
The senator cited how the Duterte Administration’s campaign against illegal drugs has reduced crime rates in the Philippines, saying, “Sa nakita ko kasi sa ilalim ng pamumuno ni Pangulong Duterte, kapag nako-contain mo ang paglaganap ng ilegal na droga, kasamang bumababa ang krimen at pati na rin ang korapsyon.”
According to recent reports from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, under the Duterte Administration, almost 15,000 high-value drug targets were turned over to authorities. In addition, more than PhP88 billion worth of illegal drugs, including PhP76 billion worth of shabu, were confiscated.
Go acknowledged the other programs and measures to protect peace and order that President Duterte initiated. He stressed that their continuation will help sustain the gains made under the current administration and ensure long-term security for the country.
The senator also reassured that he and President Duterte are willing to help the next administration in the best way they can.