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Vice President to meet with UN officials to conduct research on illicit drugs

MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Leni Robredo, newly appointed co-chair of the Inter-Agency Committee on Illegal Drugs (ICAD), will meet with UN officials in the Philippines on Monday to discuss research that could help improve the government's campaign against illegal drugs. illegal drugs.

The officials have done many studies on best practices and can cite lessons learned from similar campaigns abroad, she said at a press conference held Saturday following the conference. of the Theosophical Society of the Indo-Pacific Federation of Quezon City.

Specifically, she would meet with those involved in the United Nations Community Based Resilience Analysis (CoBRA), a multisectoral project that, according to her website, "identifies local factors that contribute to household and community resilience." faced with different types of shocks and stresses. "

According to Robredo, she also met with other resource persons and consulted them on strategies that could be used in the drug campaign, which was also discussed at a meeting with the Senator Panfilo Lacson.

In a radio interview, Lacson, a former Philippine national police chief, said he had advised Robredo to contact his foreign counterparts who could restrict the entry of illegal drugs into the Philippines.

"I told him to foreign counterparts that we had used when I was still in the police," said Lacson, in Filipino, during an interview with AM DWIZ radio.

Lacson mentioned possible partnerships with foreign counterparts in Australia and Hong Kong.

He also lamented the smuggling of illicit drugs that had escaped the Customs Bureau and the drug dealings taking place in new balanced equilibrium prisons.

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