Suarez eyes hiring of former drug addicts as small town lottery collectors

RG Cruz, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 12 2016 06:48 PM

MANILA - House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez on Wednesday proposed the hiring of reformed drug addicts as small town lottery bet collectors.

"The sad reality is after leaving rehab, finding gainful employment will be impossible because lack of required education and relevant experience and their association to illegal drugs," Suarez told reporters.

Some 700,000 drug suspects have surrendered as of October 2016, as President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs entered its fourth month.

Since May 10, when his election mandate became clear, 2,043 drug suspects have been killed, according to data culled by the ABS-CBN Investigative and Research Group