Twenty-seven more Iloilo City barangays were declared as ‘drug-cleared’ after passing the deliberation process of Regional Oversight Committee.
That brings a total of 61 drug-cleared barangays in the metropolis.
Regional Oversight Committee, composed of Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) as chairman, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Philippine National Police (PNP), Department of Health (DOH), and the local government unit, made the announcement Tuesday, December 17 during the deliberation at Westown Hotel, Smallville Complex, Mandurriao, Iloilo City.
A total of 313 barangays from 37 Municipalities and Cities in Region VI applied for drug-clearing, and 142 successfully passed the deliberation process and were subsequently declared as “drug-cleared” or “officially unaffected.”
In Iloilo City, the 27 barangays recently declared drug-cleared were as follows:
CITY PROPER: Danao, Flores, Gloria, Hipodromo, Kahirupan, Kauswagan, Legaspi De La Rama, Magsaysay, Maria Clara, Ortiz, Osmeña, President Roxas, Rizal Ibarra, Veterans Village,
AREVALO: Mohon, Sta. Filomena,
JARO: Democracia, El 98 Castilla, Lopez Jaena, Our Lady of Fatima, Our Lady of Lourdes, San Jose, San Roque, Seminario
MANDURRIAO: Santa Rosa, Taft North
Mayor Jerry P. Treñas were elated with the result of the deliberation.
“I’m very happy that 27 more of our barangays are now drug-cleared. We now have a total of 61 barangays. It’s a great achievement of our barangays, with the help of the departments in the city and other government agencies,” Treñas said, in an interview over RMN Iloilo.
“It gives us greater motivation nga ang tanan naton nga mga barangay sa masunod nga tuig tinguhaan ta gid nga mangin 100% drug-cleared.”
“The city government fully supports the drug operations of our policemen and we give rewards to them for their achievements. We also have provided 8 patrol cars, 28 motorcycles for them,” Treñas added.
PDEA said that to be declared drug-cleared, there must be (1) no supply of illegal drugs, (2) no drug transit or trans-shipment activity, (3) no drug laboratory and drug warehouse, (4) no clandestine drug warehouse, (5) no marijuana plantation, (6) no drug den, drive or resort, (7) no drug pusher, (8) no drug protector, coddler, financier, (9) barangay officials are active in anti-illegal drugs activities, (10) active participation of Sangguniang Kabataan in anti-illegal drugs campaign, (11) programs like drug awareness, preventive education and information campaign, (12) drug rehabilitation processing tests, (13) compulsory drug treatment desk for dependents.