By Prince Golez
In partnership with the Radio Television Malacañang and the Philippine National Police (PNP), the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) will launch “Gramo Dos: Unipormado,” the second documentary film tackling the Duterte administration’s anti-illegal drugs campaign today, Sunday.
“As the problem of illegal drugs remains significant, even during a pandemic, we at the PCOO will continue to intensify our information dissemination against it,” according to Communications Secretary Martin Andanar.
Andanar said the release of the 40-minute sequel is “relevant” as illegal drug use and trade remain to be a problem. The drug war documentary zeroes in on the perspectives of three policemen fighting against the drug scourge.
Last year, the government launched the documentary film “Gramo, which analyzes the achievements and challenges the administration gained on its war on drugs.
According to former PNP chief General Archie Gamboa, the administration’s anti-illegal drugs campaign from January 1 to June 4 resulted in the seizure of almost 900 kilograms of shabu with a street value of some P6 billion.
“During the pandemic, surprisingly, a lot of illegal drugs are still retrieved. They are not ceasing. Although we have a theory that these were drugs that were not sold and just accumulated. So even in the time of pandemic, business still continues,” said Gamboa.
Citing the PNP Directorate of Operations, Andanar said a total of 52 policemen were killed and 153 wounded in drug-related operations from July 2016 to June 23 this year.
“Gramo Dos: Unipormado” will be aired on PTV-4 and IBC-13 at 7:00 p.m.