DILG con­ducts barangay drug-clear­ing pro­gram train­ing in Ba­colod City

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The Ba­colod City Depart­ment of the In­te­rior and Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment (DILG) con­ducted a two-day train­ing for Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Coun­cils (BADACs) on the barangay drug­clear­ing pro­gram, which closed yes­ter­day at the Mid­dle Town Inn.

DILG-Ba­colod Direc­tor Ma. Joy Mared­ith Ma­dayag hopes the train­ing pro­vided barangay of­fi­cials with a bet­ter ca­pac­ity and more ded­i­ca­tion in fight­ing il­le­gal drugs.

Ba­colod City Mayor Eve­lio Leonar­dia also spoke dur­ing the event and chal­lenged barangay of­fi­cials to make their re­spec­tive ju­ris­dic­tions free of drugs.

Ear­lier this year, the Ne­gros Oc­ci­den­tal DILG said they would file ad­min­is­tra­tive charges against barangay cap­tains who failed to sub­mit lists of drug users, ped­dlers, and pro­tec­tors op­er­at­ing within their com­mu­ni­ties.

Ac­cord­ing to DILG records at the time, 12,000 of the 42,000 barangays na­tion­wide have no func­tion­ing BADAC./WDJ

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