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Continue war on drugs, DILG tells incoming admin

By: - Reporter / @NCorralesINQ
/ 05:00 AM May 18, 2022
Interior Undersecretary Epimaco Densing III. STORY: Continue war on drugs, DILG tells incoming admin

Interior and Local Government Interior Undersecretary Epimaco Densing III. (File photo by EDWIN BACASMAS / Philippine Daily Inquirer)

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said the incoming administration should continue President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs to maintain investor confidence in the country.

Interior Undersecretary Epimaco Densing III said during Tuesday’s Laging Handa briefing that trade and investment in the Philippines have flourished because of the low crime rate in the country.

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“Well, we want the next administration to continue our war on drugs or illegal drugs because this is a very important thing,” Densing said.

He pointed out that crime statistics in the country went down by 50 percent compared to the previous administration.

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“So investment in our country has grown because crime [incidents] have decreased, illegal drugs have decreased,” he said.

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