President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the plan of Interior Secretary Ismael “Mike” Sueño to revive Alsa Masa and Nakasaka, two Mindanao-based vigilante groups to help in the war against drugs.
Sueno said Duterte gave his approval when he presented the idea of getting the services of the vigilante groups.
Alsa Masa and Nakasaka were notorious in killing cadres of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and members of the New People’s Army (NPA) during the early 1980s and 1990s.
Sueño said the vigilante groups will be “effective” in eradicating drug lords and their tentacles. He made it clear that members of the new Alsa Masa and Nakasaka will not carry firearms because they will be tapped as members of an intelligence unit.
With many government units joining in the campaign against drugs and criminality, Sueño said the six-month target of Duterte to end the drug problem is highly feasible.