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Galawang Duterte dapat! Castelo says ASEAN should emulate PH drug battle

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Quezon City 2nd district Rep. Winston Castelo thinks that President Rodrigo Duterte’s “zeal” in fighting illegal drugs should by copied by neighboring countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), if not the world.

“The fight against drugs should be global. ASEAN countries included,” majority lawmaker Castelo said Sunday, April 29.

This, after Duterte appeal to his fellow ASEAN leaders Saturday to push for a drug-free bloc.

“We must be resolute in realizing a drug-free ASEAN… I have seen how drugs have ended hopes, dreams, future and even lives of countless people, especially the youth,” the President was quoted by ABS-CBN news as saying during the opening of the 30th ASEAN Summit.

To his, Castelo said: “The zeal of our President in dealing with drugs should be pursued in the Asean region.”

“Transit points should be curbed. International drug enforcement should be activated,” the solon added.

Castelo chairs the House Metro Manila Development Committee.