Philippine National Police Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa has given the policemen a challenge of making 1.8 million people  involved in drug trade to surrender in a span of six months.

Bato to PNP: Give me 1.8 surrenderers in six months
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“Kulang pa ‘yan. Dagdagan pa natin. Kailangan nating ma-reach ‘yung 1.8 million,” Dela Rosa said in a speech on Wednesday, as he visited the Eastern Visayas police regional office in Leyte.

The chief said earlier that he was yet to be satisfied with the PNP’s accomplishments in their anti-drug campaign.

As of writing, 600,000 have surrendered to the police since President Rodrigo Duterte took office on July 1, 2016.

Statistics from the PNP showed that from July 1 to Sept. 14, 712,730 drug personalities, 659,868 users and 52,862 pushers had surrendered to the police in its nationwide implementation of “Oplan Tokhang.”

Drug suspects killed in official operations total 1,506 while 16,891 have been arrested in 17,992 antinarcotics operations.

The victims of vigilante killings have reached 2,035 as of press time.

The PNP has also visited almost one million houses of those in the list of suspects under Tokhang.

Dela Rosa says he frequents regional visits to “motivate the police to “quadruple” their efforts in the drug war.

“Six months lang binigay sa atin ni President Duterte to eradicate the drug menace in our country. Hindi natin alam six months na pala at talo pala tayo, hindi natin kinaya ang war on drugs diba. Kaya iniikot ko talaga para i-motivate ang kapulisan,” he said. MJM

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