MACABEBE – Former senator Tito Sotto who is seeking for another term in the Senate vowed Friday to create Special Drug Courts to help facilitate the speedy resolution of drug cases.

Sotto announced this during his visit to this town’s fourth district.

For updates from around the country, follow Sun.Star on Twitter

Sotto was the former chairman of the Dangerous Drugs Board, appointed by President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. He also created the Special Family Courts and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency.

“I told the President that I had to give up the position because there were many matters left unattended that I could push for if I comeback to the Senate… Tamback ang drug case dockets at 70 percent ng mga inmates natin sa mga provincial jails ay drug-related ang mga kaso,” he told Sun.Star Pampanga.

Fourth District Representative Anna York Bondoc-Sagum, who tendered lunch for Sotto and his family, expressed full support to the former senator’s bid.

For his part, Second District Representative Juan Miguel “Mikey” Arroyo, son of the president, urged local officials and village chiefs to rally behind Sotto.

“We’re very happy to have him here. He has served the province well when he was a senator. His wife is a Kapampangan so he is a Kapampangan by choice. He is a living witness to how hard he worked as a senator,” said Arroyo.