Unsolicited advice to Digong on the drugs campaign PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 14 November 2017 11:48

KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS

BY Atty. BATAS MAURICIO

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… However, if you no longer listen to the Lord your God, and if you no longer obey His commands… all of these curses will come upon you and overtake you…He will send you… madness and confusion of mind…” (Deuteronomy 28:15, 28, the Holy Bible).

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PNP TO GET BACK ANTI-DRUGS CAMPAIGN? OH WELL… :  Oh well, is there anything new if President Duterte decides to return the campaign against illegal drugs to the Philippine National Police? Did this not happen already before? It must be remembered that the campaign was already taken away from the police on account of the many killings of drug suspects, leading to the great lowering of the President’s ratings.

What is sad about all these oft-changing directions on the campaign against drugs is that, the trade and peddling thereof, apparently in bigger and much dangerous quantities yet, continue unabated in the meantime. This is proved by the aborted smuggling of some P6.4 billion worth of shabu from the Bureau of Customs itself. Until now, nobody has been held answerable for this heist, while those who have been arrested with mere sachets in their possession often ended up dead.

Clearly from what is happening in the country from the time the President launched his anti-drugs campaign, the problem of shabu is truly grave and threatening. It is grave and threatening, because people patronize drugs as if there is no anti-drugs campaign. The reason for this, quite clearly, is that, shabu dealing brings in stupendous profits on account of the still many users among our countrymen.

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UNSOLICITED ADVICE TO DIGONG ON HIS DRUGS CAMPAIGN: With due respect to the President and his officials who are responsible for the campaign against illegal drugs, I have an unsolicited advice to them. They should also pay attention to Filipinos who use illegal drugs, particularly shabu. If we stop the use of shabu among our countrymen, I am sure nobody would be peddling it any longer.

With this advice, the President and his officials may say that it would be impossible to stop Filipino addicts from using shabu and other illegal drugs. Indeed, this is impossible among humans—especially to those who are in power like the President and others whom he had designated to act on the problem. But nothing is impossible with God.

I don’t know if the President or the Duterte government will understand what I am trying to convey here about God relative to the drugs problem, and they may even laugh at me. Yet, it is clear that the problem about shabu and illegal drugs, which carries with it madness and confusion of mind among its users, was already prophesied to happen by the Word of God, the Bible.

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DIGONG SHOULD BRING DRUGS PROBLEM TO GOD: The Bible, in its Deuteronomy 28:15 and 28, warned that people would suffer madness and confusion of the mind if they will no longer listen to God and would no longer obey His commands that are written in the Bible. Yes, it is admitted that the Bible did not mention what the source will be of this madness and confusion of mind of many, but that is no longer important.

What is important here is that, because people are no longer listening to the Word of God and are no longer obeying His commands, they would be afflicted with madness. Whatever be the reason for their affliction, whether it is shabu or not, we are given the inspiration to fight this specific curse. If this curse comes from our turning our backs on God and His Word, the remedy would be simple, isn’t it?

That is why my proposal, even when this fierce drugs campaign was just starting with my full support, is that the President and his entire government should act, to return Filipinos to listening to, and obeying, the Word of God. Former Presidential Spokesman Ernie Abella, a Christian pastor, knows how this should be done, and he should be tapped for this specific work for God.

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