Total war sana! Ako Bicol Rep. Rodel Batocabe champions fight vs drugs in Asean forum
Ako Bicol Rep. Rodel Batocabe is taking his duty as the President’s ally vs illegal drugs seriously.
Batocabe participated in debates during the first meeting of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly’s Advisory Council on Dangerous Drugs in Singapore, which reached a consensus to form a united front against illegal drugs in the region..
Batocabe said he pushed for the Asean to declare a total war on drugs, but the other representatives from the region opted to use the term “resolute fight.”
The politiko was not too happy with this as he described it as a “relatively lame phrase.”
Nevertheless, he was glad that he had t least he had conveyed the President’s message that the Philippines is taking the war against illegal drugs seriously, he added.
We’re sure they got the message!
“After two days of debates, we finally arrived at a consensus and came up with a Resolution forging a united front against illegal drugs in the ASEAN region. The Philippine pushed hard for a provision declaring a total war against illegal drugs but unfortunately, after several hours of debates, our ASEAN colleagues are not yet ready to use the term “war” and instead came up with a compromise to use a relatively lame phrase “resolute fight.” Oh well, at least we have conveyed the message that the Philippines is extremely serious in its war against illegal drugs,” Batocabe posted on Facebook.