PIA Press Release
Friday, January 06, 2012
PDEA launches local anti-drug abuse councils in BinanBINAN CITY, Laguna, Jan. 6 (PIA) -- To provide an effective mechanism for drug abuse prevention in the communities, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) formally launched recently the City (CADAC) and Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Councils (BADAC) in this city.
During the ceremony held at the function room at the city hall, PDEA Director General Undersecretary Jose S. Gutierrez, Jr., and Binan City Mayor Marlyn B. Alonte-Naguiat also inducted the members of CADACs and BADACs.
The creation of Binan's anti-drug abuse councils stemmed from an immersion program of the PDEA Academy for 202 recruits belonging to the Drug Enforcement Officers' Basic Course Class 2011-05.
The integrated immersion exercises in the 17 Barangays of Binan involved the conduct of drug preventive education program to elementary and high school students about the ill-effects of illegal drugs and preparation of plans for future barangay clearing operations.
After a series of meetings with local officials, it was decided that an anti-drug structure in every barangay in the city of Binan be established.
"Anti-drug abuse councils are the basic but formidable anti-drug groups that can be formed within communities," Gutierrez said, adding that these organizations can effectively and efficiently maintain a pro-active stand against dangerous drugs. (CIO-Binan/NDS, PIA-4A)