Angeles City named 'Best Anti-Drug Abuse Council'-A A +A
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
ANGELES CITY -- The City Government recently received an award from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) for Best Practices for Local Government Unit category for the exemplary performance of the Angeles City Anti-Drug Abuse Council (Acadac).
Acadac has been selected as having one of the best anti-drug abuse council among LGUs in the country due to its outstanding accomplishments and performance in combating the drug problem in the city through a prevention and control strategy.
Other local government units cited during PDEA’s 9th anniversary celebration held last July 30 were Makati City and Cebu City.
Director Roybel Sanchez of PDEA Central Luzon office received the award on behalf of the Angeles City local government.
In turn, PDEA-Central Luzon agents Ryan Cazenas and Maharani Tosoc presented the award on Monday to Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan at the city hall.
Pamintuan thanked PDEA for citing Acadac as a best practice worth replicating in the nationwide campaign against illegal drugs, which he said strengthened their resolve to work towards a drug-free city.
Acadac was re-organized under Executive Order 16, Series of 2010, pursuant to Republic Act 9165, otherwise known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
The council pursues an intensive and unrelenting campaign against the trafficking and use of dangerous drugs and other similar substance through an integrated system of planning, implementation and law enforcement of anti-drug abuse policies, programs and projects.
These include consultation meetings with various NGOs, POs and other sectoral organizations, organizing barangay anti-drug abuse councils in all 33 barangays and ensuring the active participation of all government agencies and departments.
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on August 09, 2012.