7 months PDEA to rid 827 CLuzon villages of drugs Manilatimes
TARLAC: Given the marching order to rid the country of illegal drugs, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) is determined to cleanse 827 drug-affected barangay (villages) in Central Luzon this year. In a statement, PDEA Regional Director Gil Pabilona, said the figure came from the 2,439 enlisted villages affected with illegal drugs, which the agency eyed to eliminate by 2022. He said, to meet their target, PDEA would utilize more government resources to conduct a harsher campaign against illegal drugs, a menace that is considered a threat to national security. “Instead of limited resources from PDEA and the Philippine National Police (PNP), the Armed Forces ... more