DSWD Asec rallies anti-drug abuse councils, DRPs for a peaceful country

LAGAWE, Ifugao, April 19 (PIA) -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Assistant Secretary Jose Antonio Hernandez enjoined local anti-drug abuse councils and the community to help promote a peaceful country.


“I encourage everyone to continue supporting the efforts of our government to eradicate drugs, corruption and criminality in our society. This is not only the fight of our President but this is our fight,” Hernandez told the attendees of the second general assembly of recovering drug personalities (DRPs) held recently.

Hernandez reiterated that it takes community constantly working together to achieve the dreams of liberating the country from the clutch of illegal drugs.

“We need constant vigilance because unscrupulous elements are always find ways to destroy what the government, the community and family have been painstakingly built, huwag nating sayangin,” he added.

The assistant secretary also urged the DRPs to hold on to their desire to have a better and peaceful life with their families and community. “Huwag ninyong biguin ang probinsiya, mga taong tumutulong at umaasa sa inyo dahil matindi ang pag-asa nila sa inyo,” he stressed.

Hernandez said he is very proud what the Ifugao DRPs are doing under the aftercare program to avoid any relapse. “Lagi ko kayong ipinagbibida sa buong Pilipinas. Ang sabi ko sa kanila yung dating problema ng bayan, sakit ng ulo at pamilya, ngayon ay ipinagmamalaki na,” he stated.

He also disclosed that the “Yakap Bayan” Ifugao framework has already reached Mindanao. Marcelo Lihgawon (EDT/MBL- PIA CAR, Ifugao)


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