“Oplan Tokhang” knocks on doors of posh Makati villages

  • Members of the PNP conducted a door-to-door information drive on Monday to high-class villages in Makati City
  • The joint teams from Southern Police District and Makati City Police handed out leaflets and flyers to residents of Forbes Park and Magallanes Village, covering 26 households
  • The leaflets contain information about illegal drugs and their harmful effects, as well as the hotlines and mobile numbers of the nearest police community precinct to residents

MAKATI CITY, Philippines – The government’s war on illegal drugs continuously intensifies and it was evident as Philippine National Police’s “Oplan Tokhang” reached the doors of two posh Makati City villages.

Ana Liza V. Alavaren mentioned in her article for Tempo that members of the PNP, led by Senior Superintendent Tomas Apolinario, conducted a door-to-door information drive on Monday to high-class villages in Makati City.

The joint teams from Southern Police District and Makati City Police handed out leaflets and flyers to residents of Forbes Park and Magallanes Village, covering 26 households.

The leaflets contain information about illegal drugs and their harmful effects, as well as the hotlines and mobile numbers of the nearest police community precinct to residents.

Aside from the police officers, barangay officials and representatives of the respective homeowners’ associations also joined the drive which they also call “Kapit-Bisig Kontra Droga.”

An article by Manila Coconuts said that Ambassador Ralte Laldhuthlana of the Embassy of India, who lives in Barangay Forbes Park, warmly welcomed the information drive and even invited barangay chair Evelyn Manotoc Apolinario, and Makati police chief Col. Rommil Mitra to come in.

Meanwhile, Makati Mayor Abby Binay said the anti-drug drive in the two villages was a good sign and she expects that similar campaigns will be conducted in the other villages as well.

“I commend the barangay leaders and residents of the six villages in the city for weighing in on the ongoing war against drugs. I hope this is the beginning of your sustained cooperation and support to the campaign,” Binay said.

Mayor Binay appealed to the village officials and residents to allow the police to conduct Oplan Tokhang inside their subdivisions after she received a report that only one exclusive village, which is Magallanes, had permitted the said operation.

“The war against drugs can only be won if we extend our full cooperation with the police, especially in locating known pushers and users in our own backyard,” Binay said.

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