Monday, August 8, 2016

Chatto rallies Boholanos,
Take side against drugs!
TAGBILARAN CITY, August 3 (PIA)–-We have to take sides in this war, and that side is against drugs.

Governor Edgar Chatto urged this to Boholanos gathered at the CPG Sports Complex following a kilometer long anti-drug campaign march from Camp Dagohoy to the complex, August 1, 2016.

This to as the governor led in rallying Boholanos to unite against illegal drugs and not to leave the campaign to police authorities.

Speaking at the gathering organized by the Philippine National Police through the newly installed provincial director PSSupt. Felipe Natividad, the governor made his statements clear even as critics in the government’s anti-drug campaign continue to hail the human rights of drug personalities who get summarily executed.

On this, police authorities have denied connection to the killings except those who fight back and put the operative’s lives in danger.

Our primary duty is to serve and protect, and preserve our safety and security in the face of risks, PSupt Lorenzo Batuan said.

Also at the Kapihan sa PIA, Camp Dagohoy through deputy provincial director Ricky Delelis and superintendent Batuan clarified: criminal groups are so organized, they could orchestrate killings.

Instead, in his speech before government employees, police officers, members of the Philippine Army, Philippine Coast Guard and the community, the governor, whose second term is marred by proliferation of illegal drugs in Bohol, called everyone to part of the solutions instead of getting part of the problem.

In his message which he started with a two-minute reflection and prayer to police officers who have offered their lives in the fight against drugs, also asked Boholanos to touch the hearts of those so they too must work and not just leave the problem to the police authorities.

Meanwhile, in the same anti-drug rally, self-confessed drug user and pusher Robinson Teh urged everyone who has decided to stop, to make discipline as their guide.

Teh, who confessed as young as high school, he has been into marijuana which then graduated to a wide spectrum of substance abuse, said he has to undergo two rehabilitation programs which failed.

But with a strong support from his wife, family and a community of supporters, Teh, who is a son of a prominent business family in Tagbilaran, has successfully survived a life apart from drugs for over a decade now. (rac/PIA-7/Bohol)

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