DILG vows support for Leni’s efforts as ICAD co-chair

Published November 19, 2019, 6:40 PM

by CJ Juntereal

By Chito Chavez

The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) expressed its support for the proposal of Vice-President and Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD) co-chairman Leni Robredo to create a Technical Working Group (TWG) that will study, review, and recommend bills or legislative measures to further strengthen the government’s anti-illegal drug campaign.

VPLR visited the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Tuesday to meet with officials about their efforts in the campaign against illegal drugs. She was briefed by the DILG and the Philippine National Police (PNP) on their respective anti-drug strategies. (Photo by Jay Ganzon / OVP / MANILA BULLETIN)
VPLR visited the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Tuesday to meet with officials about their efforts in the campaign against illegal drugs. She was briefed by the DILG and the Philippine National Police (PNP) on their respective anti-drug strategies. (Photo by Jay Ganzon / OVP / MANILA BULLETIN)

In a recent meeting, the DILG showed gratitude for the opportunity to interact with Robredo, brief her on the department’s campaign against illegal drugs, and hear her thoughts on future steps to combat the proliferation of illegal drugs in the country.

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año recognized that amendments to existing laws and policies need to be harmonized and packaged as one when submitted to Congress.

Aside from Año, the heads of all of DILG’s attached agencies had a long and fruitful talk with the Vice President particularly on the need to harmonize the efforts of the various ICAD member-agencies.

“There may be perceived differences in so far as the strategies, policies, and programs are concerned, but at the end of the day, what binds ICAD together is the commitment to eradicate the drug problem for the sake of present and future generations,” Año said.

Año cited the Vice-President for her commitment to support the DILG’s programs in its intensified war on illegal drugs, particularly on the demand-reduction aspect and for expressing support for the Community Based Drug Rehabilitation Program.

“We likewise appreciate her initiatives to interact and engage with different sectors such as the Church and other faith-based groups which could then tap their huge network and followers to serve as advocates and volunteers in support of the anti-illegal drugs campaign of the administration,” the DILG said in a statement.

The DILG chief said its officials are looking forward to more discussions with Robredo and the entire ICAD team in reviewing and fast-tracking the process of delisting drug surrenderers, as well as in securing more funds for community-based drug rehabilitation and improving the capacities of anti-drug abuse councils at the local government level.

“We are one with the Vice President in this difficult journey of ending the illegal drugs problem in our country that has destroyed the lives of our youth, destroyed so many families, and shattered the future of so many of our countrymen,” the DILG statement read.

Año also assured the Vice-President of the support and cooperation of the DILG and its attached agencies to help her succeed in her task as ICAD co-chair.

 
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DILG vows support for Leni’s efforts as ICAD co-chair

Published November 19, 2019, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Chito Chavez

The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) expressed its support for the proposal of Vice-President and Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD) co-chairman Leni Robredo to create a Technical Working Group (TWG) that will study, review, and recommend bills or legislative measures to further strengthen the government’s anti-illegal drug campaign.

VPLR visited the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Tuesday to meet with officials about their efforts in the campaign against illegal drugs. She was briefed by the DILG and the Philippine National Police (PNP) on their respective anti-drug strategies. (Photo by Jay Ganzon / OVP / MANILA BULLETIN)
VPLR visited the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Tuesday to meet with officials about their efforts in the campaign against illegal drugs. She was briefed by the DILG and the Philippine National Police (PNP) on their respective anti-drug strategies. (Photo by Jay Ganzon / OVP / MANILA BULLETIN)

In a recent meeting, the DILG showed gratitude for the opportunity to interact with Robredo, brief her on the department’s campaign against illegal drugs, and hear her thoughts on future steps to combat the proliferation of illegal drugs in the country.

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año recognized that amendments to existing laws and policies need to be harmonized and packaged as one when submitted to Congress.

Aside from Año, the heads of all of DILG’s attached agencies had a long and fruitful talk with the Vice President particularly on the need to harmonize the efforts of the various ICAD member-agencies.

“There may be perceived differences in so far as the strategies, policies, and programs are concerned, but at the end of the day, what binds ICAD together is the commitment to eradicate the drug problem for the sake of present and future generations,” Año said.

Año cited the Vice-President for her commitment to support the DILG’s programs in its intensified war on illegal drugs, particularly on the demand-reduction aspect and for expressing support for the Community Based Drug Rehabilitation Program.

“We likewise appreciate her initiatives to interact and engage with different sectors such as the Church and other faith-based groups which could then tap their huge network and followers to serve as advocates and volunteers in support of the anti-illegal drugs campaign of the administration,” the DILG said in a statement.

The DILG chief said its officials are looking forward to more discussions with Robredo and the entire ICAD team in reviewing and fast-tracking the process of delisting drug surrenderers, as well as in securing more funds for community-based drug rehabilitation and improving the capacities of anti-drug abuse councils at the local government level.

“We are one with the Vice President in this difficult journey of ending the illegal drugs problem in our country that has destroyed the lives of our youth, destroyed so many families, and shattered the future of so many of our countrymen,” the DILG statement read.

Año also assured the Vice-President of the support and cooperation of the DILG and its attached agencies to help her succeed in her task as ICAD co-chair.

 
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