Oplan Tokhang theme song to be released with Novelty singer, Yoyoy Villame’s grandson as the artist.
Operation Plan Toktok Hangyo (Knock and Plead) or the widely-known as Oplan Tokhang has proven its power as many drug personalities meet their end after being subjected to this program by the Philippine National Police (PNP).
On August 29, concurrent to the celebration of the National Heroes’ Day, Police Officer 3 Janew Villame confirmed and proudly announced that he was invited to compose a song regarding Oplan Tokhang, the police’s strengthened campaign against illegal drugs.
In an interview with Bombo Radyo, Villame said that he has received several invitations to make a musical arrangement and it all started when he was invited by the officials from the Bohol Police Provincial Office and Police Regional Office 7 (Central Visayas) to conceptualize a theme song on the anti-drug campaign.
According to Villame, he also knows another policeman who knows how to compose a song and he invited him to make a collaboration.
They have decided to use one of the most famous songs composed and sang by his grandfather, Yoyoy Villame.
The song conveys a message and a warning for the drug lord, pushers and users that if they will not surrender, they shall meet their end.
PO3 Villame admitted that among their family members, it is only him who wants to follow the path of his late grandfather who is considered to be legendary novelty singer.
PNP Chief Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa was the one who conceptualized the Oplan Tokhang when he was still the chief of police of Davao City, under the supervision of then-Mayor and now President Rodrigo Duterte.
To facilitate Tokhang, the station commanders will ask the barangay chairmen to submit a list of residents who are involved in the illegal drug trade – including pushers, users, dealers and couriers – in their locality.
The police will then verify the list to check if the names are indeed into drugs.
If confirmed, the police will knock on the doorstep of the drug personality and plead him to stop his illegal activities.