SAN Juan City Vice Mayor Janella Ejercito-Estrada has vowed to eliminate illegal drugs in the city by 2017.
“I want to make San Juan City drug-free by November next year,” Estrada, head of the city anti-drug abuse council, said in an interview.
The cleansing is also to ensure that no elected official is hooked on illegal drugs, she added.
The city government earlier conducted a mandatory drug tests on elected officials and appointed personnel.
Estrada asked drug surrenderers to convince their fellow drugs users to participate in the rehabilitation program of barangays (villages).
“They [drug dependents]will be assured of jobs once they tested negative of drugs,” the vice mayor added.
She noted that many of those who surrendered refused to undergo rehabilitation because they are afraid that they will be killed.
The vice mayor has assured drug users that they will be protected by the police and the city’s anti-drug abuse council.
“I told them not to be afraid anymore because the police will protect them 110 percent,” she added.