The Camalig Municipal Police Station (MPS) spearheaded a general intervention program for Persons Who Used Drugs (PWUDs), MDRRMC Operations & Training Center, 2nd flr., Mytalic bldg., Camalig Municipal Hall, Brgy. 2, Poblacion, Camalig, Albay.
Participated by fourty-seven (47) PWUDs under Low Risk on the after-care program, the activity forms part of the national government’s drive to rehabilitate drug surrenderees with the end view of transforming and reintegrating said individuals to society.
To maximize health awareness and ensure compliance with relative anti-drug abuse policies, the Municipal Health Office (MHO) and Camalig MPS discussed the ill-effects of drugs and the addiction cycle, and penalties on illegal drug use.
The Municipal Anti-Drug Abuse Council (MADAC) Focal Person further highlighted provisions under Memorandum Circular No. 2021-044 by the Department of the Interior & Local Government (DILG), reiterating LGU-Camalig’s support in the appropriation of annual budgets to assist and/or enhance the enforcement of anti-drug abuse programs in the town.
Yesterday, April 29, 2021, thirty-four (34) PWUDs underwent drug-testing as part of the “Oplan Liwanag” Recovery & Wellness Program which aims to clean the town’s slate from cases of illegal drug use pursuant to RA 9165 otherwise known as, “The Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002”.
According to the Municipal Social Welfare & Development Office (MSWDO), 611 out of 765 drug surrenderees have so far been rehabilitated through the collaborative after-care programs of the concerned local agencies.
Article by: Mr. Tim L. Florece, PIO