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Volume 1 - Issue 5 (May 2021)

The implementation of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Anti-Illegal Drugs Campaign Plan - Project Tokhang in Medina, Misamis Oriental


- Joann Dajuya Lim *

Abstract

With the hottest issue on anti-illegal drugs campaign plan project tokhang in the Philippine National Police (PNP), the study assessed the level of implementation in the municipality of Medina as crime prevention. It also sought the problems encountered by PNP in the implementation of project tokhang. The researcher utilizes descriptive study. It made a researcher-made instrument and the interview technique in gathering the data. Findings show that (1) Project Tokhang and the different stages of its implementation got a rating of well implemented. (2) The problems encountered included the following: inadequate financial and logistic support for its operation; lack of active participation of drug surrenderers in activities; the lack of participation of Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Council (BADAC); and lack of initiative for the conduct of Community-Based Rehabilitation Program (CBRP). The study concluded that most of PNP have complied with all the stages in the implementation of the project tokhang and they followed the protocols, guidelines, procedures and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) indicated in the Revised Manual on Anti-Illegal Drugs and Investigation. Problems on the implementation of project tokhang did not affect the performance of the PNP personnel. Therefore, it can be concluded that they found ways and means to sustain the program in compliance of the mandates to avoid administrative sanctions.

 

Keywords: Project Tokhang, Anti-Illegal Drugs, Philippine National Police

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