Bong Go supports enactment of Anti-Drug Abuse Council Bill

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Sen. Bong Go showed his support for the proposed Anti-Drug Abuse Council (ADAC) Law. 

During a public hearing conducted by the Senate Committee on Public Order on Wednesday, 31 August, Go emphasized how the institutionalization of ADAC shall contribute significantly to the campaign against illegal drugs.

“Isa po sa adbokasiya ng nakaraang administrasyon ang pag-maintain ng peace and order sa ating bansa. The Committee on Public Order, headed by my good friend, ako po bilang Vice Chair ng komite, ay suportado ko po ang aming chairperson si Senator (Ronald) dela Rosa, along with Senator (Robin) Padilla, plays a very significant role in making sure that our kababayans get to enjoy the blessings of democracy through peace and order,” Go noted. 

“Long overdue na po itong Anti-Drug Abuse Council Law, that seeks to institutionalize Anti-Drug Abuse Councils in every local government unit. Sang-ayon po ang mga panukalang ito sa hangarin ng ating gobyerno na mapanatili ang peace and order sa ating bansa through the eradication of illegal drugs,” he underscored. 

According to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Authority (PDEA), there are 25,061 barangays, or 59.61% of the 42,045 barangays nationwide were declared drug-cleared and 6,574 barangays as drug-free or unaffected, while 10,410 barangays are yet to be cleared.

The Philippine National Police (PNP) likewise reported that the crime rate in the country drastically decreased by 73.76% from the start of the Duterte Administration in 2016 until 2021.

As part of his efforts to eliminate illegal drugs in the country and help to recover drug victims, Go refiled SBN 428 which shall establish a Drug Abuse Treatment and Rehabilitation Center in every province throughout the country. 

The center shall provide care, treatment, and accommodation to drug dependents; enhance their physical, psychological, and social capability to cope with common problems; and provide after-care, follow-up, and social reintegration services, among others.

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