Illegal Drug problem was tolerated by Pnoy Admin. - PAAC chair

Illegal Drug problem was tolerated by Pnoy Admin. - PAAC chair

Too big of like giant of a problem to be solved, impossible to be solved in just a matter of few years.

The illegal narcotics problem is now well ingrained in the country mainly because the past administration tolerated its proliferation, according to Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission ((PAAC) chairperson Dante Jimenez.

"He (Duterte) is now the President of the Republic. Nakita niya talaga ang bulto at laki ng illegal drugs na masyadong pinalawak ng mga past administration (The proliferation of illegal drugs exacerbates because of the mishandling of the past administration). This was really practically tolerated," Jimenez said.

PAAC 's Dante Jimenez
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"And what the President now is doing, I'm pretty sure, [along] with the PDEA, PNP (Philippine National Police), and other law enforcement agencies, and NBI (National Bureau of Investigation), is really to crackdown on drug lords and of course, the users," he added.

 President Rodrigo Roa Duterte cannot solely blamed for its slow moving solution since one Presidency cannot do it.

Firing Rodredo was a"good step" for the President

Coupled by the fact that the President does not trust his Vice President Leni Robredo in the handling of the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD) aas co-chair, it is just right for her to be fired by the president.

found another support from the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PAAC).

PAAC chairperson Dante Jimenez calls the move by Duterte a "good step".

In a media interview Jimenez said it was normal for the President to be "impatient" with Robredo, who appears to be still  "studying" the current administration's crackdown on narcotics trade instead of giving "concrete" measures in addressing the drug menace in the country. 

Jimenez categorically stated that the government does not need the services of Robredo, most especially since the government is time bound with a specific schedule in solving the problem.

"I’m saying this because it seems to me that the Vice President is still in the process of studying. Hindi para sa estudyante itong war on illegal drugs (The war on illegal drugs is not for a student). And that's why the President siguro, impatient man iyan eh, (became impatient) and he fired eventually in less than three weeks the Vice President as co-chair of the Inter-Agency Committee [on] Illegal Drugs," the PACC chief said.
"And so I believe this is a very good step on the part of the President because we are losing time. We don't need to have somebody in the committee that is still studying the culture of illegal drugs in the country. Hindi po kailangan noon. Kailangan natin, ano ‘yun? (We don't need that. What do we need?) Mga concrete proposals, steps towards winning the war against illegal drugs," he added.

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