Cops remain committed to combat drugs
Mae Clydyl L. Avila (The Freeman) - February 18, 2019 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines — Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) is committed to strengthening further its anti-drug operations amid latest survey showing majority of Filipinos believe that the number of drug addicts dropped over the past year.

Results of a December 16-19, 2018 Social Weather Stations (SWS) poll of 1,440 adults showed 66 percent of Filipinos saying the number of drug users in their community decreased. Fourteen percent said it increased while the rest said it was unchanged.

The proportion of people who said there were less drug addicts in their area compared to last year was the highest in Mindanao at 83 percent, followed by Visayas at 71 percent, Metro Manila at 67 percent and Balance Luzon at 54 percent.

Police Senior Superintendent Royina Garma, CCPO director, told The FREEMAN that the survey does not mean they will be complacent with their work.

“That does not mean that we will be relaxed. We will continue our anti-drug campaign and operations. Let’s continue and further intensify the fight against illegal drugs,” she said. (FREEMAN)

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