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Bulacan Anti-Drug Council joins President Duterte’s all-out-war on drugs

Mar 24, 2017 @ 11:01
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In support to President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s all-out-offensive against the dreaded dope menace, the provincial government of Bulacan headed by Governor Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado convened the Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Council (PADAC) and came up with programs aimed to address the drug addiction problems in the province.

“We should help the President in whatever way we could in fighting this menace,” the governor said.

In line with this, he said that PADAC will conduct a symposium dubbed as “Kampanya para sa Pagsugpo sa Ipinagbabawal na Gamot” to be held at the Bulacan Capitol Gymnasium on March 29, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon.

The symposium will be attended by approximately 4,300 illegal drugs users and pushers out of the more than 36,000 users and pushers that have turned themselves over to the police.

The participants will come from all the municipalities in Bulacan.

Alvarado said that different government agencies like the Department of Health, Philippine National Police, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Alliance for Values Formation and other concerned groups will also help in this endeavor.

Senior Supt. Romeo Caramat, provincial director of Bulacan Provincial Police Office (BPPO), will also brief participants on the ongoing “Oplan Double Barrel Reloaded” of the Philippine National Police and will also discuss the Local Government Unit (LGU) based rehabilitation program.

The event will tackle programs on rehabilitation, health issues, livelihood, and values.

Dr. Leonita Gorgolon, Department of Health (DOH) regional director, will inform the participants on the ill-effects of illegal drugs while Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) provincial director Grace Corazon C. Castillo will talk about livelihood projects that aim to help reformed drug offenders.

Pastor Cesar Sacdalan, provincial chairman of Alliance for Values Formation, will be in charge of values formation.

The winners for the slogan and poster-making competition which was held on March 24 will also be announced as well as the awarding of trophies and cash prizes. (PNA)

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