Duterte’s anti-drugs blueprint bared


Presumptive President Rodrigo Duterte plans to launch a two-pronged strategy against illegal drugs nationwide, according to his ally, former Justice undersecretary Jose Calida.

Such a strategy, Calida said, will reduce demand for and supply of illegal drugs in the country.

“Illegal drug’s permeation is already horrible – it’s almost 100 percent,” he noted, adding that through this tack, criminality will also be reduced.

Calida noted that illegal drugs and poverty are the root causes of crime.

Duterte has vowed to stamp out crime in just six months of his presidency. He campaigned on a platform prioritizing action against corruption, lawlessness and proliferation of illegal drugs.

“I’ll clean up this country,” he assured during his ‘miting de avance’ last week in Metro Manila.

Last week, the Davao mayor’s camp bared the economic agenda of his government.

Calida said a Duterte government will pursue an education campaign aimed at informing people – particularly the youth – about the dangers of illegal drugs.

“Knowledge of such dangers will help reduce demand for illegal drugs,” Calida said.

He added that Duterte’s government will mount a nationwide crackdown against suppliers of illegal drugs, hunt down and arrest drug lords, and dismantle illicit drug laboratories.

Calida said drug lords and other hardened criminals will be incarcerated in a high-security island-fortress like the US’ Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary.

Separating drug lords from the national penitentiary’s general population will curb their influence on prisoners and involvement in illegal drug-related activities inside prison, he noted.



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  1. Mabait T. Delacruz on

    I think, by praying and sticking to Christian beliefs is not going to solve criminalities in the country. You need to fight fire with fire and you do not even show love and care to drug smugglers, drug manufacturers and all kind of criminals. Death penalty is the only tool to mitigate all the criminalities in the country. Did you ever cared about the victims? Secondly, there is a separation of religion and state, and reading a bible phrase to defend your position on death penalty is a sign of mental retardation, a moronic person. Majority of the population would like to live in a crime free society, and a mitigating tool must be in place, but do not suggest that the government should not do this or that because GOD is against it.

    War amongst people and country have been recorded since biblical times and lots of religious minded people here need to do a lot of reading and learning.

    • “For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
      Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord., Isaiah 55:8-9. GOD is the creator, He can work beyond our understanding and chose leaders to led the nation according His will. For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29;11”.. My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Hosea 4;6….

  2. In addition, i am not only preaching about spiritual warfare, but also sharing and knowing that spiritual battles begin in fleshly style of living. I also established an Anti-Drug Campaign in my Barangay because i believed to change the nation is to change begin in me, i do believe in Galatians 5:19-21 clearly tell us that lust, hatred, discord, jealousy, rage, envy, sexual orgies, and the like are not the work of demons but of the flesh. It is plainly the work of pastors and teachers to help Christians identify the flesh in themselves, by means of the Word of God, and to follow the pattern the Word describes to keep the flesh in subjection to the spirit and the individual free to live as the Lord has already made provision to do.
    ”It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” (Galatians. 5:1).

  3. Yes indeed. i agree to the first comment, me too i did not vote Rodrigo Duterte for one reason GOD said, thou shalt not kill Exodus 20;13. Some say’s Duterte has no idea 0r lack of knowledge about spiritual living, maybe that is the duty of being a preachers to guide them of what GOD wants like the Ethiopian and Philip in Acts 8;26-40.. Also in the time of King David guided of Prophet Nathan, but this story has a specific purpose and time. I do believe that same way GOD has in control working His people through the authority given to us as preachers to help the appointed king to rule the nation. Remember we have only one head 1 Pet. 5:4 and Heb. 13:20. Jesus Christ has the responsibility and He can works through the political life style we had….take note of what GOD instruction to Apostle Peter, ”tend and feed” ”responsibility and authority” John 21;15-17. ALL Glory Honor and Praise to Jesus our Lord….

  4. Romans 13:1-5 NIV
    [1] Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. [2] Consequently, he who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. [3] For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and he will commend you. [4] For he is God’s servant to do you good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword for nothing. He is God’s servant, an agent of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. [5] Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also because of conscience.
    Let us support our new president. I myself did not vote for him. Yet, our next president is I think the best manifestation so far, at least in the Philippines, that God’s hand is at work.
    As president he has the power of the sword, he must not forget that. God gave the power of the sword beginning with Noah’s government.
    Genesis 9:5-6 NIV
    [5] And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every animal. And from each man, too, I will demand an accounting for the life of his fellow man. [6] “Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed; for in the image of God has God made man.

    So, criminals beware. To God be the glory.

  5. Ignacio Balbutin on

    Yes there should be no leniency offered to all the durg lords and all hardened criminals whoever they are, the plan of making speical prison like alcatraz will be good. Send all the hardened criminals to an uninhabited island in the spratlys and send them to face the chinese

  6. To the incoming public officials let your lifestyle be simple and modest just like DU30. Remember your lifestyle reflects who you are,what you are and what kind of public servants we have?

  7. We want DEATH for drug related crimes. Pushers,manufacturers irrespective of nationality must die. Corrupt public officials must be heavily penalized. Their properties and money must be confiscated in favor of the government,banned them from holding public office and revoked their PRC license if any,if these are not enough put them before firing squad. DEATH PENALTY MUST NE REVIVED. THE JUVENILE LAW OF PANGILINAN MUST BE REPEALED,ACOP LAW WHICH BEING UTILIZED BY UNSCRUPULOUS PERSONS IN NAIA TO EXTORT MONEY FROM PASSENGERS MUST BE AMENDED.there are numerous problems that will be bequeathed by outgoing admin. Problems from agriculture to transportation, from health to education etc,etc. Must be addressed properly?

  8. Yes I agree on the death penalty so that all drug lords and illegal drug manufacturer,criminals, rapist will think 1,000 times before they engage to their dirty business…

  9. …just let those arrested druglords “grab” the firearms of their escort with the other escort “firing” back in self defense, case closed!

  10. Congress stealing thru graft and corruption does more damage to the people than drugs.
    Going to do anything about the senators who stole the pork barrel funds ?
    How about the senators who took bribes to impeach Chief Justice Corona ?
    Need a new Ombudsman Morales is a Aquino lapdog.
    What about Aquino and Abad’s Dap fund scandal ?
    Any chance of real justice for the SAF 44 ?

    Is Duterte planning on doing anything about Aquino, ABad, and the thieving congress or is he just going to chase drug dealers ?

  11. For sure, Duterte would be appointing his allies and friends to his administration. Let’s hope it won’t be another KKK. One person he should not even give the lowest position is his political strategist, Lito Banayo, former NFA Administrator who has a pending graft and corruption case. Just don’t know what happens to this case.

  12. albert R. Palafox on

    Incarcerating the drug lord and drug will not solve ,the problem, they should be exterminated as Digong promise during his campaigning.

  13. There are three main things Duterte has to fought.

    1. Eradication of Drug in the country.
    2. Eradicate Graft and Corruption taking out people, engage in graft & corruption in government and private sector. Public and Private.
    3. Control and curtail population growth.

    • nelson bunagan on

      This is a brilliant suggestion. Life in this country will be a lot better if these suggestions are to be accepted and implemented.

  14. Romeo Tuazon on

    Yes I like that. Since now that he is elected president, I hope that all Christians will heed what the bible said in 1Tim 2:1- 5 First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, 2 for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. 3 This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus. Let us pray that he will surround himself with godly men and women who fear God, for the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.

  15. tony de leon on

    incarcerate drug suppliers? why not just execute them. Duterte should reimpose the death penalty. death is the only punishment these drug dealers will respect.

    • Believe me, he wants to kill those pests in our society. Let’s hope the Congress does not the death penalty from getting imposed.