Close to 300K drug surrenderers complete recovery program

 PNP Spokesperson Chief Supt. Benigno Durana, PCOO Assistant Secretary Marie Rafael and PDEA spokesperson Derrick Carreon / photo via PTV News

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s war on illegal narco continues to gain ground for a better tomorrow for the Philippines.

Recovery and Wellness Program (RWP) is also one of the track to which the government authorities had to use in the pursuit of the administration to holistically address the gargantuan illegal narco problem the country is currently in.

Numbers breakdown

A record setting close to 300,000 surrenders’ have graduated from the RWP, the program started last July 1, 2016 to October 31, 2018 , a total of 292,108 surrenders finished the program, said Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Assistant Secretary Marie Rafael.

The numbers broken down into 142,280 surrenderers who graduated from the Recovery and Wellness Program (RWP) under the auspices of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and 149,828 from supported community centers.

Rafael during the Press briefing of Real Numbers in Camp Crame in Quezon city said:

 “For now, we have five general interventions being conducted by law enforcement agencies, while six community-based from local government units under by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and rehabilitation program under the Department of Health (DOH).”

The PCOO official further adds that from January to October this year, there were 3,364 individuals, consisting of 3,323 inpatient and 41 outpatients, undergoing rehabilitation in health facilities.

More dens and laboratories were dismantled
The PNP thru its spokesperson Chief Supt. Benigno Durana dismantled a total of 271 drug dens and shabu laboratories in the country from June 2016 to October 2018.
The police said out of this figure, 258 are dens and 13 are clandestine shabu laboratories while various types of illegal narcos worth PHP25.06 billion were seized.*
This amount includes 3,276.42 kilograms of shabu with an estimated street value of PHP18.31 billion.
With respect to clearing of barangays, at least 8,935 out of the 42,044 barangays (villages) in the country have been declared drug-cleared as of October 31.
While these are good numbers for the Presidents’ campaign against illegal narcos, the PNP are not sleeping on their laurels; since there are still a total of 23,161 barangays have yet to be cleared of illegal drugs. 
Record of success
The real numbers collated data shows a mark improvement and success in the administration’s effort to be transparent to the public in the war against illegal drugs.
161,193 individuals were arrested by authorities involved in illegal narcos during the period, included therein are 600 government workers -- 257 of them elected officials, 65 uniformed personnel, and 278 government employees.
All in all there were 113,570 anti-illegal narco operations were conducted by joint law enforcement agencies during the period.
As of the end of October 2018, the consolidated report shows that 4,999 suspects have died during raid operations.
Surrenderees under Recovery and Wellness Program in General Natividad

Source: PTV

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