In line with President Duterte’s advocacy, war on drugs, the Provincial Government alongside Department of Interior and Local Government, Philippine National Police and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency decided to implement Provincial Drug Summit starting on February 28 in Virac, during their second meeting last February 19.
The attendees of the Provincial Drug Summit will be the Punong-Barangay, Barangay Secretary, Members of Municipal Anti-Drug Abuse Program, Chief of Police and the Core Team members. The program will include forums and discussion regarding legal bases of drug clearing operations with speakers from Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency.
“Out of how many barangays na dakol ang drug surrenderees, apat pa lang ang nag drug clear so kaipuhan paspasan ta na kasi medyo nahuhuli na kita,” Mary Gracelou A. Velarde, Local Government Operations Officer – V (LGOO – V) of DILG. She added that there are lot of documents needed to be considered as drug-cleared barangay.
The program aims to inform the officials in the community to intensify the drug clearing operation in each barangay of the province to be considered as a drug-free province in the country.
Following the Provincial Drug Summit in Virac on February 28, municipality of San Miguel will hold its Provincial Drug Summit on March 1, and San Andres on March 2.
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