DAVAO del Norte Governor Edwin Jubahib is willing to give a P1 million reward to anyone who can provide information on the whereabouts of major drug lords operating in the province.
Jubahib said that addressing the proliferation of illegal drugs had been part of his administration, and he wanted to accomplish its total eradication before his term ends.
This is as several barangays in the province has been declared drug-cleared barangays, while two municipalities have also been recently declared drug cleared.
“Ako gyung hangyo sa tanan nga katawhan, ‘pag naa moy nahibaw-an diha nga nagagamit sa droga o nagnegosyo og droga nga mohatag mo’g report sa atong PNP [Philippine National Police], sa atong PDEA[Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency] o NBI [National Bureau of Investigation] o any government agency, o diretso mo nga moreport sa akong opisina (My appeal to the public is that if you know anyone using or selling illegal drugs, report it to the PNP, PDEA, or NBI, or any government agency, or report it immediately to my office),” Jubahib said.
“Walay makahibalo sa inyong pag-report. Mohatag pa ko’g reward sa inyoha. Kung big time ang inyong report, P1 million (We will keep your report confidential. I would even give reward, if you would be able to report to me a big time drug lord. I will be giving P1 million),” he added.
The governor also warned people who continue to use illegal drugs to stop.
He explained the crimes that children may commit while under the influence of illegal drugs, such as the rape of minors and the killing of elders.
He assured that he is ready to provide help for the victims of illegal drugs, who want to change the course of their lives. He will shoulder their rehabilitation if they voluntarily turn themselves in.
To strengthen the campaign against illegal drugs, the Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Council (PADAC) 4th Quarter Regular Meeting was held at the DavNor Capitol Pavilion, Mankilam, Tagum City, on November 28 led by the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office Head Rosalinda Rapista, also the head of the PADAC Secretariat.
Jubahib also led the burning of the confiscated illegal drugs at the Wood Haven Crematorium, Brgy. La Filipina in Tagum City on November 26. RGL