By NITZ ARANCON
Cagayan de Oro City Councilor Romeo Calizo announced that the city’s Anti-Drug Abuse Council garnered the Silver Award for 2018 National Anti-Drug Abuse Council Performance.
Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año, chairman of the National Anti-Drug Abuse Council, personally handed the award to Vice Mayor Rainer Joaquin Uy during the awarding ceremony in Manila last December.
According to Calizo, Cadac co-chair, the award was achieved because of the accomplishment of the council’s two general missions, drug supply reduction, and drug demand reduction. Through the use of the four-weapon system, Reduction, Intervention, Prevention, and Community Support, tasks were smoothly undertaken and carried out, he further stressed.
“Nag-inspection ang mga membro sa national anti-drug abuse council dinhi sa Cagayan de Oro ug ilang nakita nga mikonhod gyud ang drug supply ug drug demand dinhi sa atong syudad,” Calizo beamed.
Calizo also said that the city now only has 1,700 responders out of the 5,000 profiled users as reported several months ago. This is along with the present status of our barangays having no built-in pushers.
“Before almost all barangays have built-in pushers now no barangays have built-in pushers. The pushers that come in are already walk-ins or street pushers. That’s a big achievement for Cagayan de Oro,” Calizo proudly reported.
According to Calizo, the Nadac also noted that the government offices in the city are already “drug-free work places.”
“Kusog man ang atong kampanya batok sa illegal drugs ug ato sang napakusog ang pag-rehab sa mga drug dependent ug operation tokhang. Mao nang nakita sa national Anti Drug Abuse Council nga maayo ang atong performance sa Cadac. Mao nang naka award ta,” said Calizo.