Tue. May 11th, 2021

Senator Christopher “Bong” Go said that there would be no let up in the government’s campaign against the illegal drugs even if the country is currently facing challenges from the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic.

In an interview after personally witnessing the launch of a Malasakit Center at the Ilocos Training and Regional Medical Center in San Fernando City, La Union, Go assured that government’s efforts against the illegal drugs in the country will continue until the end of his and President Rodrigo Duterte’s terms as public servants.

Ulitin ko, ang kampanya namin ni Pangulong Duterte laban sa iligal droga ay tuloy-tuloy po ‘yan hanggang sa huling araw ng kaniyang termino, hanggang sa huling araw ng aking termino. Lalabanan po namin ang droga (Let me reiterate that our campaign with President Duterte against illegal drugs will continue until the last day of our terms. We will fight illegal drugs),” Go said.

He also shared that he recently accompanied the President during the destruction of billions worth of contrabands, including shabu, in Trece Martires City, Cavite last Thursday.

During the event, Duterte said that the move to destroy the seized illegal drug worth at least P7.5 billion is an “affirmation of our determination to put an end to this menace that has caused miserable harm to millions of individual users.” The President also pointed out that a “family becomes totally dysfunctional” when one member is affected by drugs.”

Duterte also acknowledged the contributions of law enforcement agencies for doing their jobs and supporting the intensified campaign against illegal drugs because they “understand the problem” and “worry about their country.”

Meanwhile, Go urged the public not to engage in any illegal drug activities, as it will only bring harm to them and will only destroy their family.

Go also assured that the government has also prioritized rehabilitation programs to those who wish to reform themselves.

To further strengthen the government’s campaign against illegal drugs, Go filed during the start of the 18th Congress Senate Bill No. 399 that seeks to establish a drug abuse treatment and rehabilitation center in every province nationwide. If passed into law, the center will be tasked to provide care, treatment, and accommodation to persons found to be drug dependents. SOVEREIGNPH

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