By DELIA BAGNI
LA TRINIDAD — Sanguniang Panlalawigan Board Members calls on the Philippine National Police to strengthen their campaign against illegal drug trade during the regular session at Benguet Capitol, session hall, January 14.
According to Boardmember Nelson Dangwa, the increasing number of youth engaging in marijuana trading in La Trinidad is alarming. He disclosed that a lot of buyers visit La Trinidad.
Dangwa said that there are information sent to him that sex trading is also happening in Abatan, Buguias and asked the police officers headed by the new Benguet Police Provincial Director Police Senior Superintendent Rodolfo Santos Azurin Jr. to validate the said information.
He added that he fears that women in the said area will be subjected to Sexually Transmitted Deseases(STD) and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS).
Azurin admitted that marijuana trading is high in La Trinidad. “Youth resort to trading illegal drugs for money because of lack of employment and there are lot of factors that affect the youth in engaging to these work,” he explained.
Azurin added that PNP is not the only one responsible in monitoring this cases as he urged barangay officials to be more active in monitoring and curbing illegal drug trade in their respective areas. He urged barangay officials to monitor all the new comers or residents in their barangays to avoid strangers who engage in illegal drugs to lure young people in trading illegal drugs.
Azurin promised to focus his programs to lessen cases involving illegal drugs, rape case and crimes in the province of Benguet. # nordis.net