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Time to stop supply: Lacson agrees with Robredo’s new strategy in drug war

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Vice President Leni Robredo has found an ally in her bid to change the government’s brutal campaign against illegal drugs.

Senator Panfilo Lacson on Friday (November 8) expressed support for Robredo’s goal of shifting the drug war’s focus to minimizing the supply of illegal drugs instead of going after suspected drug users and pushers.

“I agree with her that it’s about time after more than 3 years of hitting hard on the street pushers and even users to shift the strategy and focus more on the supply constriction side rather than demand reduction,” he said.

Lacson confirmed he and Robredo met Friday morning to discuss her new job as the co-chairperson of the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD).

The Vice President had accepted Lacson’s offer to share with her his experience on law enforcement as a former chief of the Philippine National Police.

Based on Lacson’s statement, it appeared that he was also impressed with Robredo’s resolve to do her job well.

“She already has good knowledge and information about the drug problem and has some sound and workable plan to improve the ongoing fight against illegal drugs. Apparently she’s doing a lot of reading,” he said.

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