Mayors’ group back Garcia’s all-out war vs drugs

THE League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) Cebu Chapter is set to pass a resolution that would support Governor Gwendolyn Garcia’s all-out war against drugs.

Daanbantayan Mayor and LMP Cebu Chapter president Sun Shimura said they already drafted a resolution on the matter, but it still requires the approval of mayors of the different local government units in Cebu for it to become legal.

"We have finished drafting a resolution to support the all-out war against drugs campaign ni Governor Gwen," Shimura said.

In line with this, Shimura asked the mayors to purchase K9 dogs or other breeds of canines that have the potential to find drugs in order to assist the law enforcement in locating illegal drugs.

"We are urging the mayors with seaports to also be serious with this resolution in which if ever they can procure K9 dogs kay who am I man gud nga makapugos sa mga mayor (to force the mayors) but we will be requesting and urging them if kaya pa sa ilang (they still have a) budget kay actually, it’s very useful in the anti-drugs campaign sa ilang lungsod ba, magamit man gyud,” Shimura said.

Among the mayors who supported the call of Shimura are Talisay City Mayor Gerald "Samsam" Gullas and Toledo City Mayor Marjorie Perales.

Both the cities of Talisay of Toledo have seaports.

"Kami man gud ang gasto is only P35,000 sa dog, backyard man gud to nga breeding gikan sa Coast Guard, unya ang among training is only P150,000 to P180,000 for six months. I-house man ang staff nga duha kabuok, apil na ang handler kay ang handler ug dog dungan sila gyud kung magkasinabot sila so either high drive ang iro. Pero if banga ang iro ilisdan gyud ang iro kay walay drive," Shimura said.

(The dog, which was bred in the Coast Guard's backyard, only costs P35,000. Our six-month training program only costs P150,000 to P180,000. The two employees, together with the dog's handler, will be stationed inside the home. The dog should concur with the handler; therefore, either the dog has great drive. However, a lazy dog will be replaced as it lacks motivation). (ANV, TPT)