City gov’t strengthens barangay anti-drug abuse councils

Some 3,000 participants are expected to gather Tuesday for a one-day reorientation of barangay anti-drug abuse councils (BADACs) of the Iloilo city government’s 180 villages.

Mayor Jed Patrick E. Mabilog led the Iloilo City’s first ever multi-sectoral anti-drug summit last June.

Lucy Sinay, chief of the Public Information Office (PIO), said Iloilo City has been recognized for its 180 organized and functional BADACs but the city government wanted them to be more active in their anti-drug campaign.

They will be reminded of what to do, especially during drug clearing activities, she said.

The participants during the activity dubbed as “Hublag Kontra Droga: “Arming the BADAC” will be oriented of their roles and functions as well as given refresher on anti-drug and related laws.

Towards the end of the activity, they will be asked to sign a pledge of commitment to the anti-drug campaign.

The strengthening of BADACs is just one of the initiatives of the city government in its intensified efforts in fighting the drug menace.

Last June, the city government also gathered more than 2,000 participants from various sectors during its first ever multi-sectoral anti-drug summit.

Last week, it also commenced its rehab program for drug dependents with light to moderate drug addiction.

Tuesday’s activity will be held at the Jaro district gymnasium. [via PNA]

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