Continuing the fight against illegal drugs – Go

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SEN. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

SEN. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go raised the need to continue the government’s fight against illicit drugs.

The senator cited the gains made by the Duterte administration in addressing the social problems caused by illegal drugs.

“If the illicit drug problem gets worse, crime and corruption will come back,” he said in a chance interview after his visit to the Malasakit Center at Davao del Sur Provincial Hospital in Digos City.

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency said as of March 2022, 14,888 high-value targets have been arrested since the war on drugs began in July 2016.

Law enforcement also seized illegal drugs worth 88.83 billion pesos

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President-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr. said Thursday he was open to nominating Duterte as his government’s anti-drug czar. But he has not yet offered the job to his predecessor.

Duterte said he would forever be the enemy of the drug traffickers.

He has vowed to continue to play a vital role in the war on dangerous drugs, even as a civilian.

The president urged Marcos to protect young people from the threat of illegal drugs.


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