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Robredo to meet with CBCP to help in anti-drug campaign

By: - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ
/ 08:01 PM November 16, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — Vice President Leni Robredo, who was designated as country’s anti-drug czar, said she will have a meeting with the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) to work on anti-illegal drug drive.

Robredo cited that the meeting will focus on activating the organization, Ugnayan ng Barangay at Simbahan, a venue that harnesses partnership of barangays (villages) and other religious organizations.

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“At ngayon, iyong mga may active na UBAS, ang ganda ng anti-illegal drugs campaign nila. So tinitingnan namin na doon kami papasok,” Robredo told reporters in Bula, Camarines Sur on Saturday.

(The UBAS has a good anti-illegal drugs campaign. We are looking into entering the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs on this organization.)

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“Mayroon akong meeting soon with the CBCP. Hihingiin ko iyong tulong nila para ma-activate iyong mga UBAS,” she added.

(I have a meeting soon with the CBCP. I will ask their help to activate the UBAS.)

The Vice President added that she also sought for meetings with different advocacy groups to coordinate with the Department of the Interior and Local Government’s (DILG) efforts in the anti-drug drive.

“Pero sa DILG side, tingin namin very satisfactory na iyong ginagawa nila. Kailangan lang talagang hindi nila solohin, in the sense na dapat maramdaman noong ordinaryong mamamayan na kabahagi sila ng kampanya,” she said.

(On the DILG side, I think they did a satisfactory job on the anti-drug campaign. They just need to disseminate its efforts to the public.)

Edited by JPV

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