The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Monday (March 14) launched what it describes as an endgame strategy against the proliferation of illicit drugs in the country.
PNP leader General Dionardo Carlos said the final version of the 2022 twin-barrel campaign plan will focus more on the rehabilitation and reintegration of more than a million drug addicts who surrendered to government at the peak campaign against illicit drugs in 2017 and 2017. Most of them were forced to surrender due to the series of deaths of suspected drug dealers and users across the country.
“We would like to have the endgame strategy for this administration by completing the double barrel that we started in 2016. This is a Philippine National Police commitment that goes through reinforcement, rehabilitation, recovery, the welfare and reintegration of over 1.2 million people who surrendered,” Carlos said.
“We are going to get back to the streets now that we are entering the new normal and the environment allows us to once again reach out to the victims of these illegal drugs. We will continue this by reducing supply as our law enforcement operates with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency,” he added.
The new strategy was part of the program conceptualized by retired police Lieutenant General Cesar Hawthorne Binag, who then aggressively lobbied for a comprehensive approach to tackling the country’s illegal drug problems.
Carlos acknowledged BInag in his speech at the launch of Operation Anti-Illegal Drugs Through Reinforcement and Education or ADORE Monday at Camp Crame in Quezon City.
The program is in partnership with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Department of Health (DOH), and Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB).
The activity was honored by DOH Sec. Francisco T Duque III who gave his full support to the program.
“The DOH believes that substance use and abuse is a chronic but treatable medical condition. Treating this condition requires a holistic approach across the whole of government, the whole of society, the whole systemic approach. It is necessary to ensure that people suffering from this disease receive sufficient support from the national level all the way to the community level,” Duque said in his speech.
He added that they have also launched the 1-5-5-0 addiction helpline to provide access to information and rapid assistance for issues related to substance use and abuse. , and that many will be empowered to make healthier choices.
“The department hopes that through the launch of Oplan Double Barrel Finale 2022 – Illegal Drug Operations through Reinforcement and Education, Barangay’s anti-drug counseling will be strengthened to help eradicate PWUD’s drug addiction and assist them in recover from this condition,” says Duque.
ADORE is anchored on a holistic approach highlighted by strengthening and education-based strategy, in support of PDEA and local government units and in close coordination with other law enforcement agencies, national government agencies, non-governmental organizations and other stakeholders using the 8Es. implementation of the double-barrel infinity loop to eradicate the proliferation of illicit drugs in the community.
The 8Es of ADORE are Structural Engineering, Education, Information Retrieval, Enforcement, Law Enactment, Environment, Economics, Evaluation.
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