Drug bureau, village anti-drug body sign pact

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Monday, April 9, 2012


TWENTY four members of the City Camp Central Barangay Anti-drug Abuse Council (BADAC) and other auxiliary team members were recently sworn in by Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Regional Director Gil Cesario Castro.

The induction ceremony was followed by the signing of a memorandum of agreement (MOA) between PDEA–CAR and the City Camp Central BADAC, represented by Castro and Joel Alangsab who also heads the village BADAC.

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) had initially called for the creation of provincial, city, municipal and barangay anti-drug abuse councils (ADACs) through DILG Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 98-227 dated December 2, 1998.

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It is in recognition of the increasing use of illegal drugs contributed to the incidence of heinous crimes, and to address the problem of illegal drugs more effectively, to help ensure peace and harmony in the community.

Subsequently, the department issued DILG MC No. 99-236 dated December 21, 1999 as an addendum, which laid down the composition of the BADAC, where the village chief would be the chairperson; the village council officer-in-charge for peace and order would be vice chairperson; while the members would be the Youth Council chairperson, public school principal or representative, tanod executive officer, civil society representative, parents teachers association president or representative, homeowners association president, and a religious organization representative. (PR)

Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on April 10, 2012.

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