BAGUIO CITY – The Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) and city officials declared support to the war on illegal drugs.
BCPO Director PSSupt. George Daskeo, together with the city officials led by the coucilors and department heads, took the lead in the Covenant Signing and Manifesto of Support for the Campaign Against Illegal Drugs during the flag raising ceremony at the Baguio City Hall lobby last week.
Daskeo said the manifesto is a way to show full support to President Rodrigo Duterte’s intensified all out-wars against drugs.
Mayor Mauricio Domogan earlier pledged support in all the endeavors to rid drugs in the society.Officials and representatives from the non-government organizations, government line agencies, civil society organizations and the private sector also joined in committing their support to the campaign against illegal drugs.
As of August 30, the nationwide all-out war on drugs already killed at least 895 drug pushers while more than 500,000 drug pushers and addicts surrendered in the first two months of the Duterte administration.
In Baguio City, Daskeo said 104 personalities were arrested during in operations from July 1 to August 31. Eighty seven of the arrested personalities were drug peddlers while 17 were users. He admitted that more than half of the arrested have already surrendered but continued with their illegal activities.
Drug surrenderees in the city have also increased from 700 in July to 1,010 in August. Of the 1,010 surrenderees, 108 of are pushers while the remaining are all users.
The police are soliciting the support and cooperation of all sectors in the ongoing anti-illegal drugs campaign of the government./JDP/RMC –PIA CAR