PNP chief: Drug war to be relentless even during Holy Week

MANILA, Philippines --- There will be no holiday for the campaign against illegal drugs this Holy Week, Gen. Oscar Albayalde, chief of the Philippine National Police, said on Monday. "We will not relent in our campaign against illegal drugs even if it's Holy Week. This is why we have a deployment of over 91,000 of our personnel. This is just almost half of our strength of more than 192,000. So we will not relent in the campaign," Albayalde, speaking partly in Filipino, said in a press conference in Camp Crame when asked for his message to drug lords for the Lenten season. He said that even with half of police officers deployed to secure churches, transportation hubs, and other ...

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