By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
Based on data from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), the Negros Island Region (NIR) has the most unresolved drug cases in the country.
According to Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) executive director, Undersecretary Maria Belen Angelita Matibag, “unresolved” means the case is still pending and active, with the court yet to make a decision on the matter.
She also pointed out other regions with a high number of unresolved cases, including Regions 1, 3, 7, 6, 4A, and 4B.
“The data is not alarming,” the DDB chief noted. “That is why we are having this seminar so we could address the concerns and have speedy disposition of cases.”
Matibag recently served as a speaker at a seminar-workshop called Dangerous Drugs Law for Judges, Prosecutors, and Law Enforcers of the 6th Judicial Region./WDJ