By Danny J. Estacio
Camp V. Lim, Canlubang, Laguna — The Police Regional Office 4-A (Cavite-Laguna-Batangas-Rizal-Quezon or Calabarzon) reported the other day that six towns in Batangas, Laguna, and Quezon are now considered “Drug-Cleared Municipalities” during an update on Project Double Barrel Alpha at this camp.
Chief Superintendent Camilo Pancratius P. Cascolan, acting director for Operations of the PRO4-A, identified these towns validated and certified as being “drug-cleared” by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency 4-A (PDEA4-A) as San Luis in Batangas; Luisiana, Cavinti, and Magdalena in Laguna; and Plaridel and Pitogo in Quezon.
Cascolan emphasized that the “Double Barrel Alpha” is an extended and expanded Double Barrel with more focus on the accounting of high-value target (HVT) personalities involved in illegal drugs and progressing towards the ultimate objective of clearing all drug affected barangays.
He added that Project Tokhang in Double Barrel Alpha shall not be limited to residences in barangays but shall have a wider scope such as visitations of government agencies including the Philippine National Police (PNP) and jails, schools and universities, posh subdivisions, condominiums, places of convergence like airport; and business enterprises.