CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan – The provincial police office of Bulacan has not reported any casualties on the revival of the Philippine National Police’s anti-drug campaign Oplan Tokhang on Monday.
The police chiefs of the City of San Jose del Monte and the towns of Santa Maria and Pulilan said in text messages that two “Tokhangers” teams were each deployed in the said places.
The police officials said that 10 houses of identified drug users/pushers were visited in the City of San Jose del Monte and Santa Maria town while 41 house visits were conducted in Pulilan town.
In Guiguinto, Bulacan, P/Supt. Orlando Castil Jr. said that they started Oplan Tokhang early morning Monday in several barangays in this town.
Meanwhile, Chief Supt. Amador Corpus, regional police director for Central Luzon, said a total of 47 persons submitted themselves voluntarily to police authorities in the region.
“We have issued the new guidelines for our Oplan Tokhang a day before our re-launching so the public will fully understand its concept. I am hopeful that our public will support this since we have the barangay officials as our partners in this campaign. This is another chance for those who are still dependent on illegal drugs to surrender voluntarily, go to the police station or seek rehabilitation while we will keep on targeting drug pushers in our anti-drug operations which is apart from Oplan Tokhang,” Corpus said.
He added that “Those who were visited the first time but could not be located or refused to surrender will still be given chance as we always adhere to the Rule of Law and Respect for Human Rights during anti-illegal drug operations and Oplan Tokhang.” (RONDA Balita Online News)