10 January 2017
On the 1B Drug Rehabilitation Budget
Investing on the health and well being of our people is never a waste of money.
Drug addiction is a health issue, and medical experts have labeled it as mental illness. In keeping to our oath to serve the Filipino people, we must help drug addicts in managing and eventually stopping their drug use.
We have expressed our support for President Duterte’s fight against drug use and drug-related criminality, and we hope for a life-giving lens as we continue to find solutions.
Community-based rehabilitation is an option that should be available to Filipinos who have fallen into addiction, but we must also focus on the causes of drug use and addiction such as poverty and lack of economic opportunity to truly end the drug problem.