President Duterte made himself clear when he took his office more than a year ago. His promise of eradicating drug abuse was evident during the first few months of his service and it was coated with blood. Many vigilantes and public officials stepped up to support him and even many more criticized his new way of dealing with things. But he did not show his fear, instead, he challenged those who criticize him and the drug lords to fight him head on. His leadership inspired many and led to programs that champion the appreciation of lives of the drug dependents destroyed by illegal drugs.
The local government unit of Tagum under the leadership of Mayor Allan L. Rellon saw this war an opportunity to help our fellow Tagumenyos to achieve quality life. Thus, the formulation and implementation of the Seryosong Tagumenyos Ayaw Ng Droga (STAND) Program. Here are some photos taken on the duration of the program in the city.