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It will cost ₱.960 Trillion to rehab 4 million addicts at ₱20k/month. Where will we get the money?


The task is almost an impossible burden to solve, President Rodrigo Duterte must finish his task for he cannot step down and runaway from the responsibility.

Last, December 12, 2016 while addressing The Outstanding Filipino (TOFIL) 2016 awardees, Duterte said "I want to cry, hindi ko kaya" as he talked about the magnitude of the drug problem. He said there are over 4,000,000 drug addicts right now.





I computed that if it cost ₱20,000 to rehabilitate one shabu addict every month and there are 4 million drug addicts, it will cost us ₱.960 Trillion. Where the hell are we going to get the money?

What is one trillion? To simplify, this is
  • one million (1,000,000)
  • one billion, (1,000,000,000)
  • one trillion (1,000,000,000,000)
Our national budget is ₱3 trillion. The cost to rehabilitate is ₱.960 trillion and that's almost one-third of the national budget. That's a lot of money, do we sacrifice other government services to rehabilitate the addicts?



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