Masan­tol launches MASA-MASID pro­gram

Sun.Star Pampanga - - TOPSTORIES! - BY PRINCESS CLEA ARCELLAZ Sun.Star Staff Re­porter

MASAN­TOL - Af­ter clear­ing all 26 vil­lages from the pro­lif­er­a­tion of il­le­gal drugs, the lo­cal gov­ern­ment here on Mon­day launched the Ma­ma­mayang Ayaw sa Ano­ma­lya-Ma­ma­mayang Ayaw sa Droga (MASA-MASID) pro­gram.

MASA-MASID is a na­tional pro­gram which aims to mo­bi­lize the dif­fer­ent com­mu­nity sec­tors as front run­ners in the fight against il­le­gal drugs, cor­rup­tion and crim­i­nal­ity.

To­gether with the Depart­ment of In­te­rior and Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment and the Philip­pine Na­tional Po­lice, the lo­cal gov­ern­ment in­tro­duced the com­mit­tee com­posed of rep­re­sen­ta­tives from dif­fer­ent groups who will lead the pro­gram.

Mayor Danilo Guintu said that scheme will help in main­tain­ing the sta­tus of the mu­nic­i­pal­ity as a drug-cleared town as well as im­prove peace and or der.

He said that the mem­bers of the com­mit­tee will be in­charge of guard­ing their com­mu­ni­ties from crime and ex­is­tence of sus­pects.

He added that they will also be tasked to dis­sem­i­nate in­for­ma­tion and ed­u­cate the pub­lic of the pro­grams and projects, as well as ways to avoid be­ing vic­tim of crimes. “Ang main­te­nance ng peace and or­der ay hindi lang tra­baho ng gob­y­erno o pulis. Kailan­gan sama-sama tayo at itong pro­grama ay isang paraan para ma-unite ang ma­ma­mayan la­ban sa kri­men at ile­gal na ak­tibidad,” he said.

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