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MANILA – Police officers will return to the streets to reach victims of illegal drugs as the Philippine National Police (PNP) on Monday launched the Anti-Illegal Drug Operations Through Reinforcement and Education (ADORE), the final phase of the anti-illegal drug strategy. -drug Oplan Double Barrel .

“Basically we’d like to have the endgame strategy for this administration by completing the (Oplan) Double Barrel that we started in 2016, so it’s a PNP commitment that through reinforcement, it’s our rehab , our recovery and our well-being and reintegration of the over 1.2 million people who have surrendered, we will return to the streets now that we are in a new normal, that the environment will allow us to reach out again towards them, the victims of these illegal drugs,” PNP leader General Dionardo Carlos said at the launch of the program at Camp Crame in Quezon City.

ADORE is anchored on a holistic approach highlighted by strengthening and education-based strategy, in support of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and local government units and in close coordination with d ‘other law enforcement agencies, national government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and other stakeholders using the Double Barrel Infinity Loop “8Es” implementation track to eradicate the proliferation of illegal drugs in the community.

The 8Es of ADORE are Structural Engineering, Education, Information Retrieval, Enforcement, Law Enactment, Environment, Economics, and Evaluation.

“As I promised, the PNP is committed to returning to the streets now that the environment will allow us to return to provide government assistance in this campaign against illicit drugs, ganun po ang aming (it is our) role. We do our best to be able to deliver the best result of the campaign, but again, it is clear that the Philippine Anti-Drug Strategy (PADS) and its predecessor, the National Action Plan for the Drug Plan. Action on Drugs is an ongoing program,” he said. stress.

He said that the PNP, in conjunction with the PDEA, will continue to reduce supply through the law enforcement function.

“Once again, we recognize that the PDEA is the lead agency and that the PNP will always be there to support the campaign against illicit drugs. As long as there are hindi kami tumitigil targets with the PDEA. Ito kasi yung (this is the) approach to supply reduction,” he noted.

Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francisco Duque III, who graced the event as guest of honor, said the agency shares the vision of a healthy nation with the PNP through through health promotion activities on substance use and abuse.

“The department hopes that with the launch of Oplan Double-Barrel Finale 2022 Adore, the BADACs will be strengthened to help eradicate the addiction of people who use drugs (PWUD) and help them recover from this condition. I am confident that this campaign will help improve our country’s healthcare system in general and provide our people with an addiction-free environment in particular. So let’s all work together for a healthy Pilipinas,” Duque said.

Duque said the DOH believes that substance use and abuse are chronic but treatable medical conditions and that treating this condition requires a holistic approach across the whole of government, the whole of society and the community. entire systems approach.

“The same best practice we adopted when President Rodrigo Roa Duterte established the (inter-agency) task force (for the management of) emerging infectious diseases and the (national) task force against Covid-19 . It is indeed necessary to ensure that people suffering from this disease receive sufficient support from the national level down to the community level and to help people who use drugs or PWUD, the DOH has implemented programs such as as the creation of treatment and rehabilitation centers for drug addicts. , capacity building of rehabilitation practitioners, evidence-based rehabilitation programs and services in the country,” he emphasized. (NAP)

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