February 1, 2023

PDEA re-orients on Barangay Drug Clearing Program in Cadiz

Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) VI – Negros Occidental conducted an intensive rollout re-orientation about the Barangay Drug Clearing Program last February 22, this year, at the Cadiz Arena.

In partnership with the Cadiz City Government and the Cadiz Anti-Drug Abuse Council (CADAC), headed by City Mayor Salvador G. Escalante Jr., the activity was part of the PDEA’s continuing campaign against illegal drugs and capacity enhancement for the regional offices.

Resource speakers included Jyxyvzcjy Escrupolo, Investigation Agent III of PDEA VI – Negros Occidental; and Reubelyn J. Mandaguit, Intelligence Officer I, PDEA VI – Negros Occidental.

PLTCOL Gil John Despi, OIC-Cadiz City Police Station, also provided the participants with updates about PNP accomplishments on its campaign against drug abuse and other allied issues.

The activity aimed to empower and strengthen the functionalities and effectiveness of the Barangay Drug Abuse Council (BADAC), to orient the BADAC about the standardized process in the conduct of validation of barangays with drug Cleared Status from calendar year 2016 to October 5, 2020 as per PDEA Memorandum Circular 2021-003,

to orient the BADAC about the standardized vetting process and confirmation of unaffected barangays as “drug-free” as per PDEA Memorandum Circular 2021-007, and to discuss the Omnibus Procedure of Barangay Drug Clearing Program for the remaining un-cleared affected barangays, and orientation on DDB Reg. N0. 4, series of 2021./*

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