CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, November 21-25, 2022 – In line with the government’s continuous efforts to end the drug menace in the country as mandated by RA 9165 also known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, the Dangerous Drugs Board issued Board Regulation No. 4 Series of 2021 with the subject: Sustaining the Implementation of Barangay Drug Clearing Program (BDCP) and repealing for such Purpose Board Regulation No. 3, Series of 2017, which provided for enhanced guidelines and procedures in declaring drug affected and drug unaffected barangays, municipalities, cities, and provinces as drug-cleared or “drug-free.”

Barangay Sta. Filomena in Iligan City is one of the applicants for a “Drug-free Barangay” who successfully attended and defended their application during the 9th Regional Oversight Committee on Barangay Drug Clearing (ROCBDC) CY 2022 last November 28, 2022, at the Multi-Purpose Hall of Camp Alagar, Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro City.

In attendance were the Barangay Officials of Sta. Filomena, Iligan City, members of the Iligan City Anti-Drug Abuse Council (ICADAC), PMAJ Alexander Lawan, Station Commander of ICPO Station 3, and LGOO Villebette Sato.

Punong Barangay Victor Ramayan, upon approval of the Committee of Barangay Sta. Filomena’s application for Drug-cleared Barangay conveys his words of gratitude to the Committee and to the team who had been instrumental in this accomplishment. “Dili lalim ang tarbaho para mahimong “Drug-Cleared Barangay,” gikan sa pagtokhang, pagpangita sa mga PWUDs, pagpreparar sa mga dokumento, ug uban pang mga pagsulay nga naagian. Apan walay imposible kung magtinabangay ug maningkamot.”

The Barangay Drug Clearing Program (BDCP) is one of the government’s strategies for a well-balanced national anti-illegal drug program through strict law enforcement, prevention programs, early detection, and opportune interventions, treatment, and rehabilitation with the active involvement and participation of the local government units. (𝘋𝘐𝘓𝘎 𝘐𝘭𝘪𝘨𝘢𝘯 | 𝘔. 𝘙𝘢𝘰𝘱𝘢𝘯)