Oro bags sil­ver award for cam­paign against il­le­gal drugs

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Ca­gayan de Oro has bagged an­other award for its out­stand­ing cam­paign against il­le­gal drugs.

In his spe­cial re­port, Coun­cilor Romeo Cal­izo said be­fore 2019 started, the city gar­nered a Sil­ver Award from the 1st Na­tional Anti-Drug Abuse Per­for­mance Award con­ferred by the Depart­ment of In­te­rior and Lo­cal Govern­ment (DILG).

“As one of the sup­port­ers of the ad­min­is­tra­tion in the cam­paign against il­le­gal drugs, CADAC has gained the Sil­ver Award for 2018 Na­tional ADAC Per­for­mance Award. Hav­ing a score of 85-99 per­cent, it has achieved the ad­jec­ti­val rat­ing of the ideal func­tion­al­ity based on the 2017 per­for­mance au­dit,” Cal­izo said.

Cal­izo, chair­man of the City Anti Drug Abuse Coun­cil (CADAC), at­trib­uted the achieve­ment to the re­duced sup­ply and de­mand of the il­le­gal drugs, by fol­low­ing a sys­tem which in­cludes: Re­duc­tion, In­ter­ven­tion, Pre­ven­tion and Com­mu­nity Sup­port.

“Re­duc­tion, so we im­ply en­force­ment by PDEA, po­lice and with the em­ploy­ment of the mil­i­tary in­tel­li­gence and barangay tan­ods. In­ter­ven­tion, with the health of our fam­i­lies be­cause drugs is ba­si­cally a health prob­lem but has be­come a so­cial prob­lem where drug-re­lated crimes oc­cur out of it. Then we have pre­ven­tion, we teamed up with the ed­u­ca­tion fam­ily and reli­gious group to pre­vent the youth es­pe­cially the mi­nors from get­ting af­flicted with the health men­ace. The last one is com­mu­nity sup­port where we are un­der­tak­ing the com­mu­nity-based re­hab pro­grams,” he added.

The award was given last De­cem­ber 29, 2018.

The DILG con­ferred the 1st Na­tional ADAC Per­for­mance Awards to 241 out­stand­ing LGUs with ex­em­plary ef­forts, through their ADACs, in com­ple­ment­ing the na­tional govern­ment’s mea­sures to erad­i­cate the coun­try’s il­le­gal drugs prob­lem.

The au­dit cri­te­ria for the se­lec­tion of awardees are or­ga­nized lo­cal ADAC, im­ple­men­ta­tion of ADAC plans and pro­grams, fund al­lo­ca­tion, sup­port to ADACs in com­po­nent LGUs, and con­duct of quar­terly meet­ings. PJ Orias

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