Bacolod Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran yesterday said President Rodrigo Duterte is requesting Mayor Evelio Leonardia to give focus to the drug problem in Bacolod City.
Familiaran, who represented the mayor during the joint command conference of the National Task Force-End of Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) at the Rizal Hall of Malacañang Palace Monday, said he also had a chance to thank the President for endorsing him, the mayor and Bacolod Rep. Greg Gasataya during the last election.
He said that during the meeting, the President emphasized the policy direction of his administration and discussed issues involving his plan to suspend the importation of rice, revive the Reserve Officers Training Course, and implement programs for the poor especially in areas affected by armed conflict.
Familiaran said the purpose of the meeting was to address armed conflict through peaceful means by providing problem areas with projects, education and livelihood programs. This is the strategy of the Duterte administration, he said.*
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