Estrada wants to make Manila drug-free in 2019

Published December 28, 2018, 1:38 PM

by Dhel Nazario, Jeffrey G. Damicog, and Rey G. Panaligan

By Ria Fernandez

After settling the debts of the local government, Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada wants to make the capital city drug-free in 2019.

Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada eats with orphan children of Asociacion  De Damas de Filipinas in Paco, Manila during a gift giving activity on December 28, 2018. (ALI VICOY / MANILA BULLETIN)
Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada eats with orphan children of Asociacion De Damas de Filipinas in Paco, Manila during a gift giving activity on December 28, 2018. (ALI VICOY / MANILA BULLETIN)

Estrada said he wants to weed out illegal drugs in his level just like President Rodrigo Duterte’s aim for the whole country.

“I wish to follow [his] footstep…I was able to make Manila debt-free, now my next is to make Manila also drug-free,” he said.

Attaining peace and order in Manila is also part of the local chief executive’s New Year’s resolution.

“Without peace and order, no city, no country will prosper,” he explained.

Estrada said this in an interview following his annual gift-giving to the orphans of Asosacion De Damas De Filipinas in Paco on Friday.

After which, he headed to Smokey Mountain, Parola, Isla Puting Bato, and San Andres Complex to also distribute food packs for media noche to the poor.

The Manila mayor will also visit inmates at Manila City Jail on Saturday for gift giving.

 
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