La Union gob launches “all-out war on drugs”

La Union gob launches “all-out war on drugs”

SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union – La Union Governor Francisco Emmanuel “Pacoy” Ortega III and the entire police force in the province launched an all-out war against illegal drugs after more than 2,000 illegal drug personalities surrendered Friday at Camp Diego Silang here coinciding with the 1st conference of the Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Council (Padac).

Pacoy, the Padac chairman, reported that since he assumed office on July 1, several high profile drug personalities in the province including local officials already give in their selves to authorities as he ordered the police to strengthen anti-criminality and anti-illegal drugs campaign to support the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte.

“We are all part on the war against illegal drugs and criminality. I don’t want this problem to be inherited by your sons, daughters and family members,” Ortega told those who surrendered as they gathered at the Camp for an oath-taking and pledge an allegiance to the government to help fight criminality and illegal drugs.

Pacoy, son of former Gov. Manuel Ortega, said he is intensifying the continuation of his father’s legacy on peace and order, “to make La Union a better place to work and live in.”

“Fighting for the continuing of well-being and prosperity in this province is my promise to my father and the people of La Union,” Ortega said. Jun Elias/