By Liezle Basa Inigo
An Association of Barangay Councils (ABC) president and barangay chairman in Balaweg, Nagbukel, Ilocos Sur, marked as an “identified drug personality” surrendered to the police on Monday.
Nagbukel police chief, Senior Inspector Pol Ariola, identified the self-confessed drug user as Ernesto D. Corrales Jr.
Corrales surrendered to the police around 3:30 p.m. He was accompanied by a group composed of members of the religious sector, barangay officials, and police.
Meanwhile, Senior Superintendent Clint Bayacsan, Ilocos Sur Police provincial director, said the drug offender will undergo evaluation, counseling, and signing of an Affidavit of Undertaking and Oath.
Bayacsan added that concerned agencies will determine how long Corrales will have to undergo the recovery and wellness program.