In August last year, the Philippine National Police (PNP) took its campaign against illegal drugs to high-end clubs and bars in Taguig and Makati. At the time, the PNP implied they would eventually implement the same practice in other areas of Metro Manila. Well, that day has come for Quezon City.
On Wednesday night, September 13, several police officers were spotted along Katipunan Avenue. They reportedly went inside some establishments in the area and randomly checked the bags of people inside.
Some concerned citizens—mostly parents and college-age students from schools in the area—were alarmed by what happened. But, apparently, Quezon City Police Department Station 9 dismissed this as "perfectly legal."