Lazatin: Drugs, traffic must be addressed

Lazatin: Drugs, traffic must be addressed


ANGELES CITY — Councilor Carmelo Lazatin, Jr. over the weekend expressed disappointment on the earlier statement of the city council’s majority bloc that “illegal drugs and not traffic” is the major problem of the city.

Lazatin said the majority bloc is reacting to his statement issued to the members of the Capampangan in Media Inc. last September 23, where he said that traffic is the city’s major problem.

Lazatin last October 5, filed a resolution asking the Angeles City Anti Drug Abuse Council to give the City Council updates on its programs and projects particularly how it is complementing President Duterte’s war on illegal drugs.

Lazatin said that two of the top priorities of President Rodrigo Duterte is to improve the traffic situation in the country and address the illegal drugs menace.

The President, Lazatin said, also asked for emergency powers to solve the worsening traffic crisis in the country, especially in Metro Manila.

Lazatin added that President Duterte also asserted the intensification of the anti-colorum campaign and out-of-line apprehension, including the removal of terminals, stressing that this will be done immediately.

“This is the same in Angeles City. While we are focused on prioritizing other programs, we should also take actions on worsening traffic conditions because we are confronted by it every day,” Lazatin said.