GINGOOG CITY (PIA)–The Local Government of Gingoog in collaboration with the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) -Gingoog held its Strengthening Institutional Capabilities of Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Councils (SICAP-BADAC) and Community Based Drug Rehabilitation Program (CBDRP) workshop to the captains and Chairman of the Peace and Order of its barangays, BADAC Focal Persons, and Chief Tanod as a Refresher Course on government programs and measures on the fight against illegal drugs.
Tackling the Barangay Drug Clearing Program, Family Drug Abuse Prevention Program (FDAPP), and among others, the workshop also discussed the city’s various current ongoing efforts and initiatives to maintain the city’s Drug-Cleared Status amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
With various speakers from the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO), Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), City Local Government Operations Officers (CLGOO), and policemen in the city, the workshops aim to further strengthen community programs and provide participants a better understanding on achieving and maintaining drug-cleared status in the barangays.
“Usa kini sa dakong problema kaniadto sa tibuok Pilipinas apan sa hinay-hinay nagkaanam kini og kawala tungod sa importansya nga gihatag sa pagtutok niini,” said Gingoog City Mayor Erick Cañosa.
(It used to be a big problem in the whole Philippines but it is now slowly disappearing because of the importance given to its focus). (VPSB/PIA-10/Misamis Oriental)