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Help is coming for drug surrenderees, says Rosal

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Local government units (LGUs) in the province of Albay have neither forgotten nor forsaken its thousands of drug suspect “surrenderees”.

This was the assurance given by Legazpi City Mayor Noel Rosal to President Rodrigo Duterte’s top partner in the war against illegal drugs, PNP Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa.

“Sabi ko kay Chief PNP na kaming 3 ciudad ng Tabaco, Ligao at Legazpi ay nag-usap usap na na tutulong sa rehabilitation ng mga moderate at less moderate users ng droga under the community base program,” Rosal said on a Facebook post.

“Si [Albay] Gov [Al Francis] Bichara ang gagawa ng rehabilitation center sa Ligao at Legazpi para naman sa mga severe users,” he added.

Rosal shared this information to Dela Rosa during the the latter’s recent visit to the Bicol region.

On the same Facebook post, the mayor noted that 2,444 drug suspects have surrendered before Legazpi PNP. Also, 859 suspected drug personalties have been arrested by police.

Two suspects have been killed in buy-bust operations, Rosal said.

“‘Mga kababayan kailangan huwag na tayong magturuan sa mga nangyayari ngayon. Magsama sama tayo na tulungan natin ang ating pangulo para taposin na natin itong napakalaking sabagal sa ating kinabukasan bilang mga Pilipino,” he further said.

Over 700,000 drug suspects have voluntarily turned themselves in to authorities since Duterte assumed power on July 1.