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Good Senators committed to work with President Duterte to solve illegal drugs

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Some good senators committed to work with President Rodrigo Duterte after the chief executive said he will seek the help of both houses of Congress to solve the problem of illegal drugs in the country.
Senator Panfilo Lacson, chairman of the Senate committee on public order and dangerous drugs, said calling the assistance of the legislative branch was “long in coming.”
“Calling the members of both houses of Congress to assist is long in coming, but it’s never too late. I’m thankful that he acknowledges that he can’t do it alone and needs our assistance to defeat the drug menace,” Lacson said in a text message to reporters.
Lacson, former chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP), said most of his proposed laws are in support of Duterte’s anti-crime efforts. These include amending the anti-wiretapping law, restoring the death penalty for illegal drugs offenses, and enhancing the authority of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA).
“He has my unequivocal support in the fight against illegal drugs even without being asked, like every peace loving Filipino should,” Lacson said.
Senator Sonny Angara said it was “ideal” to work with both houses of Congress to approach the problem “holistically.”
“It is a peace and order problem but also a public health problem and needs to be approached that way. Also, funding will be needed for rehabilitation and other solutions so working with both houses of Congress is ideal,” Angara said in a text message.
source: sangkayrealnews

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