CJ Bersamin to Concerned Agencies: Review Drug Policies

September 6, 2019

CJ Bersamin to Concerned Agencies: Review Drug Policies. Chief Justice Lucas P. Bersamin calls on all the concerned government agencies to review the country’s drug policies and law enforcement capacity as he underscored that “the biggest challenge for us is how to remain relevant and responsive considering the creative ways drug traffickers evade the authorities.”

In his keynote speech during the Pre-Summit Conference Workshop on Dangerous Drugs Law conducted by the Philippine Judicial Academy (PHILJA) at the PHILJA Training Center in Tagaytay City on September 6, 2019, Chief Justice Bersamin says that it was “an opportune moment” to make the appeal as various stakeholders are present in the forum. He adds that he is hopeful that the productive discussions would greatly contribute in developing effective policies and procedures towards critical adjustments and reforms in the handling of drugs cases.

The Pre-Summit Conference Workshop on Dangerous Drugs Law is conducted in preparation for the National Summit on Dangerous Drugs Law on October 3, 2019 in Manila. The Summit is aimed at addressing the issues from various agencies and stakeholders relative to the implementation of R.A. No 9165, otherwise known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. Likewise, it is to make recommendations and/or solutions addressing said issues, as well as to validate and approve a unified guidelines for implementation of stakeholders during the Summit. (Caption by Atty. Cyd Kristine Daphne S. Libutan-Dueñas, Photo by Francisco S. Gutierrez)