ATTN : VP Leni : Over 17K villages drug-free - PNP

ATTN : VP Leni : Over 17K villages drug-free - PNP

Here are numbers for the Vice President who was a former co-chair of the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD) - 17,816 barangays or 38 percent out of the 42,045 barangays (villages) in the country have been declared drug-cleared.
Philippine National Police deputy chief for OperationsLt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, said that before the Duterte administration, the total number of drug-infected barangays was 33,869 which represent 81 percent of the total 42,045 barangays of the Philippines.

"After 43 months, a total of 17,816 barangays were cleared which brought down the infected barangays from 81 percent to 38 percent," Eleazar said.
Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, Philippine National Police deputy chief for Operations
(photo credit to owner)

The PNP Deputy Chief attributes the big decrease in the barangays affected by illegal drugs to the aggressive campaign launched in 2016.
Eleazar said police are working double-time to clear the remaining barangays from illegal drugs.
At least eight provinces are cleared of illegal drugs.

Aside from Bataan and Aurora, also cleared were Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Island, Surigao del Sur, Mountain Province, Quirino, and Biliran.
"If there will be a resurgence of drug activities in their areas and no appropriate interventions were done in a month’s time, their status might be reverted to affected communities," Eleazar said.
Eleazar said that the positive impacts of the campaign against illegal drugs on the eight provinces disprove claims by critics that the government is losing the campaign.
As per the PNP gathered by the PNP,crime incidents across the country in the first three-and-a-half years of the Duterte administration was reduced by 64 percent using the same period of the last years of the past administration.

“Had it not for the drug war, we would have not reduced the crime incidents by 64 percent in the first 3 ½ years of this administration compared with the last 3 ½ years of the last administration because we subscribed to our belief that most of the crimes are connected to illegal drugs use,” he added.

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