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Dangerous Drug Act

posted May 19, 2015, 2:16 AM by Barangay Tortugas
Declaration of Policy – It is the policy of the State to safeguard the integrity of its territory and the well-being of its citizenry particularly the youth, from the harmful effects of dangerous drugs on their physical and mental well-being, and to defend the same against acts or omissions detrimental to their development and preservation. In view of the foregoing, the State needs to enhance further the efficacy of the law against dangerous drugs, it being one of today's more serious social ills.

Toward this end, the government shall pursue an intensive and unrelenting campaign against the trafficking and use of dangerous drugs and other similar substances through an integrated system of planning, implementation and enforcement of anti-drug abuse policies, programs, and projects. The government shall however aim to achieve a balance in the national drug control program so that people with legitimate medical needs are not prevented from being treated with adequate amounts of appropriate medications, which include the use of dangerous drugs.

It is further declared the policy of the State to provide effective mechanisms or measures to re-integrate into society individuals who have fallen victims to drug abuse or dangerous drug dependence through sustainable programs of treatment and rehabilitation.

With the opportunity we had in listening to the expertise of the PNP’s, the members of the Barangay Council saw the importance of the government's charge in protecting our community in the fight against the selling and using of  illegal drugs. According to them, this is one of the worst problems in the world. But they also said that we can do something to help the victims and future victims if everybody will be involved in this campaign.