Guerrilla Warfare vs Illegal Drugs Pushed
CEBU CITY – Guerrilla warfare is the key to winning the battle against the proliferation of illegal drugs. This is the position taken by Dangerous Drugs Board Undersecretary Clarence Paul Oaminal in discussing the DDB’s anti-drug campaign against the evils of drugs proliferating in more and more barangays in the country.Oaminal said that as the number of barangays affected by drugs increases, the need for counter-insurgency type of campaign will be instrumental in winning the hearts of the populace and defeating the evils of drugs.As the nation is set to observe the Drugs Abuse Prevention and Control Week November 16 to 20, Oaminal said Local Government Units and other government agencies must stop resorting to old ways of increasing awareness and drawing attention to the issue of drug abuse with “grandiose rallies and seminars,” and adopt, instead, more unconventional strategies in attacking the problem.“Government must now go to where the problem is, meaning lectures and pulong-pulong (community meetings) must be conducted in areas where there are drug users and pushers and personally convince them to stop using drugs. This is the only way by which we’ll hit the jugular veins of the syndicate. Stop the users from using drugs, and the best way is talking directly to the users, their families …
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