Campaign vs illegal drugs to continue; PNP to be ‘compliant with law’ — Palace

Photos from the Philippine National Police - Public Information Office

Illegal drugs seized by the Philippine National Police. Image from PNP – Public Information Office

MANILA, Philippines — The campaign against illegal drugs will continue under the Marcos administration, with the Philippine National Police (PNP) vowing to implement it compliant with the law, the Palace said Thursday.

Press Secretary Trixie Cruz-Angeles said President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. is confident that newly-appointed PNP chief Police Lt. Gen. Rodolfo Azurin Jr. will set a guided policy regarding the campaign.

“Tuloy po ang campaign laban sa illegal na droga at pinagkakatiwalaan niya (Marcos) ang kanyang chief PNP na mag-set ng polisiya at direktiba ukol dito,” Cruz-Angeles said in a press briefing.

(Our campaign against illegal drugs will continue and the President trusts that his PNP chief will set policy and directives regarding this.)

“Nilabas naman po ni Chief PNP na tuloy-tuloy ang kanilang operasyon and they will be compliant with the law pursuant to this,” she added.

(The chief PNP has said that their operations will continue and they will be compliant with the law pursuant to this.)

Marcos earlier revealed that former President Rodrigo Duterte advised him to continue his the war against illegal drugs.

In July, Interior Secretary Benjamin Abalos said the war against drugs will be “as intensive as before on the basis of my oath as a public official in accordance with the Constitution.”

Bongbong Marcos says President Duterte told him to continue drug war