DILG Holds Orientation on MASA MASID, Federalism

The two-day orientation on the revised guidelines by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), also cleared the implementation of the Mamamayang Ayaw sa Anomaliya, Mamamayang Ayaw sa Iligal na Droga (MASA MASID), that culminated during the weekend at BAYS Center.

ANTI-DRUG ABUSE. Mayor Evelio Leonardia delivers his message before participants of the City Anti-Drug Abuse Council’s 3-Day Trainer’s Training at the Bacolod City Government Center on Nov. 10.*

It also included the orientation on Federalism, and how to strengthen the Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Councils (BADACs).

MASA MASID is a community-based program for the prevention of corruption, illegal drugs and criminality. The program aims to encourage barangays to take a proactive stance in the government’s fight against corruption, illegal drugs, and criminality.

Speakers were MASA MASID Visayas project evaluation officer Ronalyn Epiz and Regional Focal Person Stephanie Almira, with Carmleo Orbista, OIC-DILG Bacolod, and Executive Assistant Rodel Parcon.

About 500 participants attended with nine officials each from 61 Bacolod barangays and faith-based organizations.

According to Bacolod Mayor Evelio “Bing” Leonardia, “If we continue to improve on this, we also expect that our system will improve, our people will improve, and our lives will also improve. This is not just another social gathering, this is part of our duties and responsibilities as public officials.”*


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