MANILASpecial Assistan to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence Bong Go on Tuesday said he is willing to help the teenagers who recently surrendered to the police after a video of them smoking weed made rounds on social media.
The presidential assistant committed to help the teens recover from drug use if they commit themselves to be rehabilitated.
The video showed seven youngsters smoking marijuana and shouting expletives at President Rodrigo Duterte. They also dared the President to make marijuana legal in the country.
Go scolded them for taunting President Duterte in the video and warned them of the dire consequences of advocating the use of illegal substances.
Upon seeing the video, Go said if the teens don't mend their ways, they would end up smoking marijuana in hell.
Alam niyo wala kayo respeto sa ating pangulo, minumura niyo pa siya at hinahamon na gawing legal. Pag ginawa niyo pa yan, irerecommend ko sa pangulo na ipakain sainyo. Kung hindi, mahithit niyo 'yan doon sa impyerno (You have no respect for the President. You cursed him and challenged him to legalize it. If you continue that, i will recommend to the President to make you eat it. If not, you can smoke that in hell), he said.
After the six of the seven teens surrendered Tuesday, he advised them to shape up and take government's effort to go into rehabilitation.
He also advised them to get into sports like basketball to keep themselves off drugs.
Go gave the same message to other drug addicts, saying both government and the private sector have made drug rehabilitation centers available for free.
Tulungan natin ang mga adik na makawala sa bisyo nila (Let us help drug addicts escape from their vice). Go said. Kung hindi, sa impyerno talaga sila aabutin (If they don't they will end up in hell)." (OSAP Media)
Source: Philippine News Agency