Bulacan Gov. Alvarado seeks for intensified action vs illegal drugs
Bulacan Governor Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado reiterated his call to the barangay officials in the province to strengthen cooperation with the government in addressing the illegal drug problem.
He made the call during the Barangay Dialogue, which was held at The Pavilion in Hiyas ng Bulacan Convention Center in Malolos City on Monday, April 23, and was attended by councilors and secretaries from the 569 villages in the province.
“Dapat ay naka-focus po tayo sa katotohanan dahil the truth will set us free. Ang ating bansa noon pa man ay problema ang kahirapan, subalit ito po ay nag-ugat na sa kriminalidad, graft and corruption at nag-ugat sa droga. Alam po natin na sa ating mga barangay, gusto man natin o hindi, ay infiltrated po tayo sa droga,” Alvarado said.
After the dialogue, Alvarado, along with the representatives from the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), gave the “Certificates of Drug Cleared Barangay” to seven barangays in San Rafael, Bulacan including the villages of Paco, Maasim, Pasong Bangkal, Banca-banca, Dagat-dagatan, Pinac-pinacan and Diliman II. Prior to this, Brgy. Magmarale in San Miguel, Bulacan was firstly given the said certificate.
Alvarado urged the other village officials to also strive hard and be vigilant in promoting and implementing the anti-drug programs in order that their barangays would also be cleared of the narcotics problem.
Last Friday, 13 people were killed in separate police anti-drug operations in Bulacan. #
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