PDEA: 22.6% of barangays 'drug-cleared' since PRRD

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency is the lead anti-drug law enforcement agency, responsible for preventing, investigating and combating any dangerous drugs, controlled precursors and essential chemicals within the Philippines.

SOURCE: Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippine_Drug_Enforcement_Agency

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) announced that more than 9,000 barangays had been declared drug cleared since President Rodrigo Duterte assumed office.

At least 9,503 (22.6%) out of the 42,044 barangays (villages) in the country have been declared drug-cleared as of November 30.

As of this posting, a total of 22,641 barangays have yet to be cleared of illegal drugs.

A total of 303,533 drug surrenderers have graduated from the Recovery and Wellness Program (RWP), undertaken both by the government and the private sector across the country as part of the administration’s campaign to holistically address the illegal drug problem.

The figure can be broken down into 151,385 surrenderers who graduated from the RWP initiated by the PNP and 152,148 from supported community centers from July 1, 2016 to November 3, 2018.

SOURCE: Caliwan (2018). PDEA wages staunch anti-drug war, second chance for surrenderers. By Christopher Lloyd Caliwan. Philippine News Agency. December 25, 2018, 9:00 pm. www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1057353

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