Pasay City Mayor Emi Calixto- Rubiano has lauded the local enforcement authorities for their success in the campaign against criminality, especially illegal drugs.
“Nagpapasalamt po ako sa ating mga barangay tanod, sa ating kapulisan, sa CADAC at maging sa mga ordinaryong mamamayan, na patuloy na sumusuporta sa ating kampanya at katahimikan ng lungsod sa kabila ng mga hamon dala ng pandemya,” ( I thank the barangay tanod, our local police, the CADAC and even our residents who are continuously supporting our campaign despite the challenges brought by the pandemic), Rubiano said.
The mayor issued the statement after the City Anti-Drug Abuse Council reported that six more barangays were recently declared drug-free by the Regional Oversight Committee (ROC). This brought to 66 the total number of villages in the city that have been cleared of illegal drugs.
In his June 15 report to Rubiano, CADAC head Daniel Alfonso said the newly declared drug-cleared communities were Barangay 115 and Barangay 141 Zone 14, both in District 2; Barangay 68 Zone 9, Barangay 76 Zone 10, and Barangay 83 Zone 10, all in District 1.
Rubiano said the term “drug-clear” refers to the absence of illegal activities in the communities such as using and selling of illegal drugs.
She said once a barangay is declared drug-free, the local Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Council (BADAC) would then step in and help individuals who are victims of drug abuse through treatment and rehabilitation and reintegration in the community.