Drug menace should be stopped, but not through killing: CBCP

By Gillan Ropero, ABS-CBN News

MANILA – The country’s illegal drug problem should be solved but not by taking innocent lives, an official of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) said Tuesday.

“We as a Church would like the drug menace to stop. We do not want drugs to proliferate because drugs affect not only an individual but families, relationships, society as a whole. But then again not to the extent that we are going to see people dying,” said Fr. Jerome Secillano, executive secretary of CBCP’s Permanent Committee on Public Affairs.

“Tama na suportahan natin itong war on drugs but not to the extent na papatay ka na ng tao. Not to the extent that the innocent and even children are to be killed,” he told ANC’s Beyond Politics.


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