LGU-Camalig attends the Barangay Drug Clearing Program (BDCP) Seminar Workshop, Albay Astrodome, Legazpi City.
Said activity seeks to strengthen the LGU and other partner agencies’ mutual campaign in promoting an integrated approach to sustain peace and order, and public safety amid the impacts brought by the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The seminar mainly focused on the revised procedures and requirements in the omnibus guidelines under the implementation of BDCPs, reiterating to participants the urgent need to tighten efforts toward zero illegal drug case in their respective areas of responsibility.
Panelists also cited the establishment and maintenance of “Balay Silangan” – a community-based reformation/rehabilitation program that offers counselling, spiritual and values formation, livelihood training, and moral recovery programs for drug surrenderees pursuant to the guidelines under Regulation No. 2, Series of 2018 by the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB).
In the last quarter of 2020, LGU-Camalig partnered with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in the conduct of a drug-clearing orientation with the town’s Punong Barangays (PBs) and Barangay Secretaries.
The orientation aims to clean Camalig’s slate from cases of illegal drug use and other similar incidents pursuant to Republic Act 1965 or “The Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002” through constant coordination with the Punong Barangays, the Philippine National Police (PNP), Municipal Health Office (MHO), and stakeholders.
Onward to the new normal, LGU-Camalig’s functionaries remain as anti-drug advocates to which efforts continuously complement the National Government’s campaign in eradicating one of the country’s serious problems.