Amid the COVID-19 pandemic in the country, former PNP chief Sen. Ronald Dela Rosa said that the government remains relentless in the fight against illegal drugs.
The Department of Health (DOH) launched a phone service aimed to provide assistance for individuals with substance abuse problems. The Substance Abuse Helpline 1550 was launched in collaboration with the Dangerous Drugs Abuse Prevention and Treatment Program.
Given the COVID-19 pandemic, Sen. Dela Rosa said that the launching of the teleservice makes it possible for individuals to seek professional help provided by the DOH. The Senator added that the government’s fight against illegal drugs does not stop with capturing perpetrators but is also focused in helping those victimized and seeking reform.
"Amidst the pandemic, we certainly have not relegated the war on drugs on the side. This remains a major concern of government that deserves all the support and attention we can give-From our end at the Senate, let me assure our countrymen that the Committee on Public Order and Dangerous Drugs is leaving no stones unturned in seeking better and stronger ways to fight the illegal drug menace," the Senator said.
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