CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- Chief Supt. Aaron N. Aquino, Police Regional Office 3 director, vehemently denied the existence of “tanim droga” activities in Central Luzon.
Aquino made the statement during a press conference here yesterday morning where he appeal to the media to refrain from using the term “tanim droga” as it is very damaging to the entire police force in the region.
The police general was angry and emotional while making his appeal to the media.
“Bugbug na bugbog na kami sa media at ang mga pulis ko ay demoralized na dahil sa issue ng “tanim droga” kaya nananawagan ako sa ating mga kaibigan sa media na kung puwede tigilan na nila ang paninira sa kapulisan,” Aquino said.
He said since the start of the PNP’s campaign against illegal drugs, they have been focusing their attention on the eradication of drugs in the region and for them it is already a tiring job every day.
But despite of all these, it seems that their effort came to waste because of the “tanim droga” issue.
Aquino opted not to pinpoint the media outfit which started the “tanim droga” controversy.
Aquino also appealed to the general public to continue supporting the police. “As of today, almost 90 percent of the drug affected barangays in Central Luzon are already cleared from illegal drugs,” he said.