QC Gov't to Pursue Sweeping Battle against Drug Abuse

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QC Gov't to Pursue Sweeping Battle against Drug Abuse


Users, dealers, manufacturers, financiers and protectors of illegal drugs better now end doing their illicit business in Quezon City as the city government adopted an all-inclusive program to keep in check, if not totally eradicated, the drug menace.

The comprehensive anti-drug abuse and rehabilitation program provides among others for an integrated system of planning, implementation and enforcement of anti-drug abuse policies, programs and activities.

The move also provides an extra push toward the advancement of the national governments drug control agenda by waging an unrelenting war against narcotics and other prohibited drugs.

Specifically, the action calls for an organized and systematic approach to ensure the faithful and strict implementation of all drug-related laws, rules and regulations over and above the provision of pertinent mechanisms and infrastructures.

According to Vice Mayor Herbert M. Bautista, also chair of the Quezon City Anti-Drug Abuse Council (QCADAC), the city government is looking at the drug problem as primarily a health and social service concern rather than police enforcement and prosecution.

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