Barangay officials, school heads, police personnel and representatives from the private sector converged at the MassKara Hall and attended the Barangay Drug Clearing Orientation conducted by the City Government of Bacolod, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) yesterday.
SOME 716 grams of shabu and 3.888 kilos of marijuana worth P4,455,990.72 were destroyed yesterday by PDEA at the Acropolis Gardens in Bacolod City, led by PDEA Director General USEC Arturo G. Cacdac, Jr., Region 6 PDEA Director Paul Ledesma, and Bacolod Mayor Monico Puentevella. The burning makes sure the contrabands will not be recycled.*(Edith B. Colmo photo)
BACOLOD Mayor Monico Puentevella, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Undersecretary Arturo Cacdac, Jr. watch as a carton of shabu is being incinerated at the Acropolis Gardens in Brgy. Bata, following the Barangay Drug Clearing Orientation yesterday.*(CMO-PIO photos)
Pursuant to Memorandum Circular 2009-09 of the DILG that structures a unified action against illegal drugs and other substances, and Board Resolution Nos. 2 and 12 of the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) that provides the guidelines in the conduct of Barangay Drug-Clearing Operations, the orientation also shed light on the overall implementation to monitor, report and apprehend illegal drug movement and personalities in the street level and to safeguard the city’s 61 Barangays against unwanted substances.
"Our fight against drugs is beyond the capabilities of one man one. Let us share our knowledge to lessen, if not stop illegal drugs in our barangays," said BCPO OIC Senior Superintendent Pedrito Escarilla in his Pedrito Escarilla in his welcome address.
The City Anti-Drug Abuse Council (CADAC) co-Chairman also added, it is not only the Philippines that is affected by the effects of drugs, but every country is facing such a perilous adversary that could make the communities collapse.