The silence of sleeping on the streets, where you no longer mind dying in the Philippine Drug War, is only pushed because selling to the poor is the biggest market a drug dealer can have for making more and more money.
Drugs take money in the Philippines, and if you don't have it you can get it. You can get a loan, but you have to pay later; stealing, kidnapping and killing are the street corner order just to continue using drugs.
In the Philippines, crime happens every minute. It is a war, a daily confrontation between cartels, drug addicts and the authorities trying to handle crime. But the question is how to keep a 7-year-old child from becoming addicted to alcohol or street drugs.
After so much fighting there is only a void with death and destroyed lives. A solution is to fill that void with knowledge. Not confrontation but education to empower people to make a decision will work.
This is what Maite Márquez did in the Philippines with the Drug Free World Foundation, to make Philippines drug-free. Watch the Voices for Humanity program: “Maite Márquez” on the Scientology TV Network.
The Foundation for a Drug-Free World is a nonprofit public benefit corporation that empowers youth and adults with factual information about drugs so they can make informed decisions and live drug-free.
“Sooner or later the drugs will destroy them physically. Discourage people from taking drugs. When they are doing so, encourage them to seek help in getting off of them.” L. Ron Hubbard.