Libong nasawi sa drug war, talagang nanlaban – PDEA chief

Libong nasawi sa drug war, talagang nanlaban – PDEA chief

June 1, 2022 @ 12:13 PM 4 weeks ago


MANILA, Philippines – Iginiit ni Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director General Wilkins Villanueva na ang libu-libong nasawi sa drug war ng gobyerno ay mga namatay matapos na manlaban sa mga anti-narcotics operatives.

“To the persistent critics (of the government’s drug war campaign) who contend that the drug war is a failure, I respect your right to free speech),’’ ani Villanueva.

Pagkatapos ay hinamon niya ang mga kritiko ng drug war ng gobyerno na imbestigahan at tanungin ang mga tao ‘kanino ang tirahan ng mga drug-cleared barangay kung ano ang kanilang tinatamasa ngayon.

“You (critics) may have articulated your opinions based on what you see or heard in the news and not on actual experiences. In my book, no one else but the residents of drug-cleared communities make the best judge to tell precisely if the war on drugs is a success or not,’’ ani Villanueva.

“The national anti-drug campaign has never been stronger until his (Duterte) administration came along, recognition was widely received in the local and international communities, criticisms included,’’ dagdag niya.

Ipinaliwanag ng hepe ng PDEA na ang “Barangay Drug Clearing Program (BDCP)’’ ang umaako sa papel ng katalista sa ilalim ng Philippine Anti-Illegal Drug Strategy (PADS).

Ipinaliwanag ni Villanueva na ang PADS ay naglalaman ng isang ‘whole-of-the-nation approach sa pagtugon sa banta ng droga sa bansa.”

“Spurring growth of healthy communities that are free from the ill effects of illegal drugs has become the holy grail of the BDCP,’’ ani Villanueva. RNT