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PDEA appeals for the public to vote wisely as local elections looms

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The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency reiterated their appeal for the public to vote wisely on the upcoming barangay (village) and Sangguniang Kabataan elections.

PDEA Spokesperson Dir. Derrick Carreon said that voters can lessen the problem of the government, particularly on village officials involved in illegal drugs.

Carreon also explained that 289 village officials are included in their illegal drugs watchlist, and it is in the decision of the voters whether to support the said drug personalities or prevent them from serving another term.

“Nasa kamay ng mga milyon-milyon botante ng Pilipinas to vote wisely at iwasan maluklok muli sa posisyon ang mga taong kilalang nasasangkot sa illegal na droga.” Carreon said during DZRH’s One On One.

The PDEA official also explained that the said number consists of 143 village heads, and 146 watchmen who are suspected to be involved in the trade of illegal substances.

Meanwhile, the House Committee on suffrage and election reforms has approved the proposal to once again postpone the elections on 9 and reschedule on October 8.

However, Senate President Aquilino ‘Koko’ Pimentel III doubts that they could act on the proposal since their holy week break will start on March 21 and they will resume session on May 13.

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