K9 dogs acquired by the Tacloban City government are to help in the campaign against illegal drugs. Tacloban City Mayor Cristina Romualdez hope to see the city as drug-free by 2018. (TIM CANES)

TACLOBAN CITY- Aside from police and other security personnel, the campaign against illegal drugs will be boosted with the help of K 9 dogs.
City Mayor Cristina Romualdez said that the city government has acquired eight K 9 dogs from the Search and Secure Canine Training and Services International.
These highly-intelligent dogs are to be used in the campaign against illegal drugs here in the city, Romualdez added.
These canines are to be stationed in strategic areas in the city like the airport and bus terminals to detect any one who is carrying the contraband or even bombs.
“We intend to be a drug-free city, hopefully by next year and with the various programs we have like the New Beginning program for drug dependents and pushers who surrendered at the early call of the Duterte’s Administration. (We have) extended livelihood trainings to give them a living, give them permanent shelters and homes, educational program and spiritual enlightenment programs…,” Mayor Romualdez said during a media briefing. (GAY B. GASPAY, TISAT-KANHURAW MEDIA BUREAU)