Leonardia to attend 2nd anti-drug summit in Davao

BACOLOD City Mayor Evelio Leonardia will be one of the panelists in the “Rehabinasyon: The Second National Anti-Drug Summit (Nads)” on December 4 to 5 in Davao City.

Executive Assistant Samuel Montoyo, focal person of City Anti-Drug Abuse Council (Cadac), said Monday, November 18, they received the invitation last week which was signed by Ramon Cualoping III, assistant secretary and chief brand integrator, Presidential Communications Operations Office.

He said the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs Advocacy Cluster has requested the presence of Mayor Leonardia as one of the panelists in the Nads on December 4 to 5.

In his letter, Cualoping said that the summit aims to show where the Duterte Administration stands now in its campaign against illegal drugs in all aspects of society through the Philippine Anti-Drugs Strategy (Pads) to dismiss disinformation propagated by malicious parties, and to rally the stakeholders to support President Rodrigo Duterte’s vision of a #DrugFreePH as an integral part of the #DuterteLegacy.

“In particular, we request that the Mayor sits as one of the panelists in the ‘Mayor’s Forum’, to share success stories of your local government in achieving a drug-free Philippines,” he said.

Other mayors invited were Sara Duterte-Carpio of Davao City; Isko Moreno of Manila City; Edgardo Labella of Cebu City; Beng Climaco of Zamboanga City; Noel Rosal of Legazpi City; Joy Belmonte of Quezon City; and Vico Sotto of Pasig City.

Montoyo said they are now preparing all the documents for the Nads event in Davao City.

He said Mayor Leonardia will present the city’s drug campaign including the drug cleared villages.

At present, Bacolod City has a total of seven drug cleared villages. These are villages 5, 15, 17, 18, 24, 33, and 37.

Last week, Cadac earlier recommended eight more villages to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Western Visayas to be declared “drug cleared” villages in the city.

These are villages 11, 20, 25, 32, 38, 41, Montevista, and Mandalagan. (MAP)


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