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Gov't to mobilize all resources against illegal drugs

MANILA (Xinhua) -- The Philippine government assured on Monday to mobilize all government resources to win the war against illegal drugs in the country.
Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr., dressing the 2011 Anti- Illegal Drugs Forum spearheaded by the Justice Sector Coordinating Council (JSSC), said President Benigno Aquino III backs the ongoing initiatives and the implementation of reforms to ensure the success of the anti-illegal drugs campaign.
Ochoa said,"in this mission, you can count on the full and whole-hearted support of the President."
Being a lawyer himself, Ochoa conveyed to forum participants that he knows first-hand the processes involved in the disposition of illegal drugs and related cases.  
The Executive Secretary emphasized that apart from the concerns stemming from the enforcement of anti-illegal drug laws and court hearing, it is also important to come up with a unified and comprehensive database on narcotics.
"Given the sheer volume of cases resulting from the operations of our law enforcement operatives, concrete steps to speed up and expedite the resolution of drug cases will go a long way to sending this strong and clear message to those involved in the drug trade: no one is untouchable, and the fate of those involved in the production, trafficking, and sale of illegal drugs is capture, conviction, and confinement,"Ochoa said. 
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