Duterte appoints ‘focal’ person
for campaign on illegal drugs


PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has appointed a “focal person” for his admnistration’s war on illegal drugs.

The appointment papers of Aurora Ignacio, assistant secretary under the Office of the President, signed by the President on July 4 but released by Malacañang on Thursday.

“In the exigency of the service, Ms Aurora Ignacio, Assistant Secretary, Office of the President, is hereby designated as focal person to receive inquiries or clarifications and provide the necessary intervention on matters pertaining to the government’s anti-illegal drugs campaign,” Duterte said.

“As focal person, she shall also ensure that those offering assistance to the said campaign are immediately acted upon and, whenever necessary, refer the same to the agencies concerned,” he added. CATHERINE S. VALENTE


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