“ATO gyud ning paspasan kay ang vision baya sa atong Presidente is Drug-Free Philippines by 2022, ang three years dali ra kaayo, so we have to hasten our actions against illegal drugs.”
This was emphasized by Councilor Romeo Calizo, co-chair of the City Anti-Drug Abuse Council (Cadac) and chair of the City Council committee on police, fire and public safety, during a radio program aired last week.
The councilor reiterated his continuous commitment to the government’s campaign against illegal drugs as he expressed hopes that he will be re-appointed as co-chair of Cadac effective July 1, 2019.
“But even if I will not be re-appointed, still motabang gyud ko aning away nato batok illegal na droga,” Calizo said.
Calizo reported that the Dangerous Drugs Board has chosen the city as one of the pilot areas for the conduct of a three-day seminar on the curriculum entitled: “Introduction to Prevention Science.” He said that the rationale or philosophy of this strategy was effectively implemented in Jolo where 90-percent of its drug problem was solved.
The seminar was attended by community-based managers and representatives from partner agencies such as the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), Department of Education, local barangays, Department of Health and Civil Society Organizations, he said.
The councilor stressed the role of responsible parenthood in the success of the city’s drive against illegal drugs.
As the basic unit of the community, the molding of good behavior and proper conduct of each child should start in the family, Calizo pointed out.
“Ang panglantaw sa PDEA nga kung ang barangay drug-free, tanan gyud dakbayan drug-free pud. Ako pud akong giubsan gamay, kung ang matag pamilya drug-free, ang tibuok dakbayan drug-free pud,” the councilor added. (sp)