23 February 2017

From Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella on the arrest of Sen. De Lima in relation with the govt’s war on drugs
The issuance of a warrant for the arrest of Senator De Lima is a major step forward in the Administration’s anti-drug war. It is a fulfillment of the campaign promise of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte to rid Philippine society of drugs, crime and corruption.

The war on illegal drugs targets all who are involved and the arrest of an incumbent senator demonstrates the President’s strong resolve to fight pushers, peddlers and their protectors and that his government will not yield until the last pusher and trader are out of the streets victimizing the Filipino youth.

This we owe to the Filipino youth and the future generations for whom we build a Nation worthy of Filipinos; and Filipinos worthy of the nation.