Battle against illegal drugs not yet over – Duterte

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President Rodrigo Duterte has said that the battle against illegal drugs is not yet over. He made the statement in his 2021 budget message to Congress as he seeks PHP1.3 billion for operations of treatment and rehabilitation centers.

“The journey that we have started four years ago has always been for the betterment of this country. We have faced the challenges we had confronted with our heads held high. And it is because of this confidence and trust of our people that we are driven to endure and ensure that this country will grow into strong and resilient nation with a sustainable future,” President Duterte said.

“Our battle against illegal drugs is not yet over,” the President said in his message to Congress.

“The treatment and rehabilitation centers for drug abuse will resume their admissions and activities following the adjusted protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in their facilities. To guarantee this, a proposed PhP1.3 billion will be allocated for their operations,” President Duterte said.