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Province of Ilocos Sur





PNP presents Nearly 2,000 Drug Surrenderees to Gov. Singson

Feb 22, 2017 Written by  PIO Read 852 times
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The Ilocos Sur Police Provincial Office presented to Governor Ryan Singson the one thousand eight hundred forty one (1,841) suspected drug pushers and users who voluntarily surrendered to the authorities. Weeks after President Rodrigo Duterte assumed office and vowed to go after all the personalities involved in drug trade in the country, the police and local officials of the province joined hands in carrying out the tough anti-drug program. The implementation of the Oplan Tokhang resulted to the surrender of nearly two thousand suspected drug pushers and users from the different towns in the province. They turned in themselves to their Municipal Police Stations and signed an affidavit that they will not use or peddle illegal drugs again. Governor Ryan Singson said that the anti-illegal drug campaign of Duterte Administration is very effective. In support to this, the provincial government of Ilocos Sur is coordinating with the Department of Health for the construction of rehabilitation centers and with the TESDA to provide livelihood to the surrenderees. Moreover, Gov. Singson initiated the strengthening of the Ilocos Sur Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Council or ISPADA with the help of the Local Government Units. “The tough anti-drug program is effective. A lot of drug users and peddles are now coming out and this is a good indication that the campaign initiated by no less than the President will surely clean our country from illegal drug infestation. Congratulations to President Duterte”, Gov. Ryan added. Those who turned in themselves at the police stations will be given counselling, livelihood training and undergo rehabilitation, if needed. The PNP and the barangay officials will monitor the suspected drug pushers and users to ensure they will not go back to using illegal drugs.

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