The war against illegal drugs amid a pandemic

Since the drug problem in the Philippines is multi-dimensional, deeply seated in the structural causes of poverty, inequality, and powerlessness of the Filipino people, the Philippine government must ensure a more comprehensive and holistic approach and should not just treat the problem of illegal drugs as a problem of criminality and public order.

This file photo shows an armed agent of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) standing guard next to seized illegal drugs including bricks of cocaine prior to destroying them at a waste facility. (AFP Photo)

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