Cebu Daily News - - OPINION -

Ne­ti­zens were mixed over Pres­i­dent Ro­drigo Duterte’s dec­la­ra­tion that the Philip­pine Drug En­force­ment Agency (PDEA) now has full con­trol on the war on drugs.

Con­s­ing Ybanez

com­mented on Face­book: “This is a good move so our po­lice per­son­nel can fo­cus on re­solv­ing other in­creas­ing crimes like the shoot­ings in­volv­ing rid­ing-in­tandems. There are also so many firearms il­le­gally owned by civil­ians.”

Ronielo Ba­claan

com­mented, “This is re­al­ity – mak­ing de­ci­sions and then tak­ing them back. The pres­i­dent may have felt he’s los­ing the war against drugs. Just like in bat­tles, some re­treat; in sports, some give up.”

Shirley Aragones

wrote, “I think it’s okay for PDEA to han­dle the drug op­er­a­tions be­cause the agency has al­ready been cleansed from anom­alies. If there’s still a black mole, I don’t think it’s to big to af­fect the per­for­mance of the agency.”

Fed­erico Anal­iza

com­mented, “Even if you say that the il­le­gal drug trade in the coun­try has weak­ened, we know that it’s go­ing to come back. No mat­ter who sits as pres­i­dent, the prob­lem will al­ways be there.”

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