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Gov’t still ‘in the thick of fight’ vs. illegal drugs: Duterte

Article Banner Image IN THE THICK OF FIGHT. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte talks to the people after holding a meeting with the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Emerging Infe ...

by: PNA

MANILA – Despite reduction in the number of drug users, President Rodrigo Duterte declared his government remains in the thick of the fight against the illegal drugs. In his weekly Talk to the Nation on Monday night, Duterte said the Dangerous Drugs Board reported that the number of Filipino drug users aged 10 to 69 has been reduced t ...

MANILA – Despite reduction in the number of drug users, President Rodrigo Duterte declared his government remains in the thick of the fight against the illegal drugs. In his weekly Talk ...

MANILA – Despite reduction in the number of drug users, President Rodrigo Duterte declared his government remains in the thick of the fight against the illegal drugs. In his weekly Talk to the Nation on Monday night, Duterte said the Dangerous Drugs Board reported that the number of Filipino drug users aged 10 to 69 has been reduced to 1.67 million. “In the past, ‘yung panahon nila Dela Rosa, umabot ‘yan ng (during the time of [now senator Ronald] Dela Rosa), almost 4 million. And how much ...

MANILA – Despite reduction in the number of drug users, President Rodrigo Duterte declared his government remains in the thick of the fight against the illegal drugs. In his weekly Talk to the Nation on Monday night, Duterte said the Dangerous Drugs Board reported that the number of Filipino drug users aged 10 to 69 has been reduced to 1.67 million. “In the past, ‘yung panahon nila Dela Rosa, umabot ‘yan ng (during the time of [now senator Ronald] Dela Rosa), almost 4 million. And how much has been reduced in the use of shabu? I really do not know until now. But we are still in the thick of the fight against shabu,” Duterte said. Duterte vowed to remain relentless in his fight against illegal drugs that, if not stopped, will put in danger the security of the country. “In the end, it will destroy the nation. If this is allowed to go on and on, and if no decisive action is taken against them, it will endanger the security of the state,” he said. Supervise your kids Duterte also reminded parents of their responsibility to always check their children if ...

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