Lazatin to make An­ge­les drug-free city

Sun.Star Pampanga - - TOPSTORIES! -

AN­GE­LES CITY - Op­po­si­tion Coun­cilor and An­ge­les City May­oralty As­pi­rant Carmelo “Pogi”Lazatin, Jr. on Fe­bru­ary 1 in Barangay Sto. Domingo an­nounced that, if elected, he will work to­wards mak­ing the city a ‘drug-cleared’city.

Ac­cord­ing to Lazatin, un­der his ad­min­is­tra­tion, the city gov­ern­ment will estab­lish com­mu­nity-based re­for­ma­tion cen­ters that will pro­vide al­ter­na­tive liveli­hood train­ing and op­por­tu­ni­ties for for­mer drug users and drug law of­fend­ers.

Lazatin also said that his ad­min­is­tra­tion will fo­cus on im­ple­ment­ing a uni­fied drug ad­vo­cacy pro­gram for the youth, which in­volves mo­bi­liz­ing of­fi­cials of the Sang­gu­ni­ang Ka­bataan (SK) to be anti-drug ad­vo­cates for the youth.

Lazatin added that he will also strengthen the Barangay Drug Anti-Drug Abuse Coun­cils through­out the city’s 33 barangays so that th­ese coun­cils could bet­ter serve their func­tion.

“I be­lieve that erad­i­cat­ing the use of drugs is a com­mu­nity-based ef­fort and th­ese coun­cils will work closely with the dif­fer­ent sec­tors of so­ci­ety, in­clud­ing aca­demic in­sti­tu­tions, re­li­gious groups, NGOs, and other civil so­ci­ety or­ga­ni­za­tions in car­ry­ing out their du­ties,” said Lazatin. (PR)

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Philippines

© PressReader. All rights reserved.