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By Prince Golez

President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday called on the law enforcement agencies, the National Prosecution Service of the Department of Justice, and the judiciary to “never waiver” in the campaign against illegal drugs.

In his speech during the destruction of dangerous drugs in Trece Martires City, Cavite, Duterte said trade in illegal substances continues despite the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis.

“Let me emphasize to our law enforcement agents and operatives that, despite the extraordinary circumstances caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, these criminals do not cease in their nefarious activities,” Chief Executive said as he vowed to “accomplish more” in the remaining two years of his term.

“We must, therefore, remain steadfast in our campaign not only by intensifying our operations against drug trafficking, but also by reforming our criminal justice system and addressing the root cause of drug abuse and dependency,” he added.

Ending the cycle of illegal drugs, according to Duterte, “means securing the future of our nation.”

“Together, let us make a drug-free Philippines the greatest legacy that we can leave behind to our children and the succeeding generations,” he said.

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