The USA Publication believes in the necessity of an all out war against illegal drug abuse which has struck us like an invasive cancer. The recent spate of extra-judicial killings of alleged drug lords, pushers, and users, however, should be condemned. Attempts of the current administration to purge the country of its ills must be within the framework of the law. President Rodrigo Duterte should aim for reform, not annihilation. A culture that tolerates murder of those merely suspected may not survive after the current leaders step down.

President Rodrigo Duterte should aim for reform, not annihilation.

The true all out war should be a war on all grounds: education, law, politics, psychology, and lifestyle. It should be a responsive and developmental approach that educates the people on the evil of illegal drugs, prosecutes pushers and drug lords, censures politicians-slash-protectors, rehabilitates users, and takes steps to ensure they never go back to that way of life again.

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