Secretary Benjamin Abalos Jr. and Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson (5th and 7th from left) with other officials of Western Visayas in Iloilo City on Thursday.*
Interior and Local Government Secretary Benjamin Abalos Jr. stressed that the war on drugs in the country will continue with a different approach, Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson said on Thursday, January 19.
Abalos met with the Western Visayas officials to discuss “Strengthening the National Development Roadmap through Intensified Local Government and National Government Connections” at Days Hotel in Iloilo City.
Lacson said Abalos stressed the need for good coordination between the national and local governments.
Abalos has stressed the need for a collective government effort in the war against drugs.
He is pro-life, Lacson said.
In his keynote speech, Abalos also declared that it is time to amend the Local Government Code.
He also thanked the governors, mayors, and punong barangays for their efforts against insurgency and for their support to his call for the courtesy resignation of top officials among the military and police ranks.*