NCot PADAC builds up strategies against drug abuse

  • April 12, 2017

KIDAPAWAN CITY, North Cotabato, Apr. 12 (PIA)--- The Provincial Anti- Drug Abuse Council here is intensifying efforts in the implementation of programs and approaches against drug abuse.


Third District board member Jonathan Tabara, on behalf of Governor Emmylou Mendoza who is the chairperson of the council, noted that the PADAC is supportive to the implementation of government programs which include the Barkada Kontra Droga (BAKADA) under the  National Drug Education Program (NDEP).


Also, the council is in full support to the After Care Program and in adherence to the Department of Health’s guidelines on the treatment of drug offenders.


Further, Tabara emphasized that the PADAC is now focusing on the proposed membership expansion to Civil Society Organizationsand to the reactivation of all Municipal Anti- Drug Abuse Councils in the province to make the campaign against drug abuse stronger.


“Each one of us must take an active role in the government’s war on drugs to ensure that these programs and strategies would turn-out well and help many drug dependents to have a new life,” Tabara said.


Meanwhile, representatives from concerned offices of the Provincial Capitol and National Line Agencies gave updates and latest development regarding their programs on illegal drugs.


Dr. Eva Rabaya, Integrated Provincial Health Office head assured that the IPHO is ready to accept surrendering drug users and provide them necessary treatment and management.


On the other hand, Vergelita Guillaran, Provincial Social Welfare and Development officer noted that the After Care Program is important in helping drug dependents to reconnect with their families and rebuild their self-esteem. Like the IPHO, she said that the PWSDO is more than willing to cater to individuals who have successfully undergone drug treatment. (SJDuerme-PIA12/ JSta.Cruz- NorthCot Media Center)


Other News

La Union prides itself on being PGS Compliant, Silver Trailblazer awardee  
  • June 27, 2017
SAN FERNANDO CITY, June 27 (PIA) – After months of implementation, the Provincial Government of La Union (PGLU) received the governance medallion for its Performance Governance System (PGS) Compliance Stage and the Silver Trailblazer Award during the Public Revalida conducted by the Institute for Solidarity in Asia (ISA) on June 21.   The adoption of the PGS fostered transformation and instilled positive change in the province and facilitated the translation of the province’s governance charter to actionable strategies and commitments leading to breakthrough results.   Geared...Read more
DepEd, partners conduct Psychological First Aid for displaced Marawi teachers, personnel
  • June 26, 2017
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, June 26 – A total of 44 public school teachers and personnel form Marawi City were among the first to receive Psychological First Aid (PFA) conducted by the Department of Education (DepEd) and its partners from June 20 - 22, 2017 at the National Educators Academy of the Philippines (NEAP) Region 10 in Cagayan de Oro City. Reaffirming Education Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones’s commitment to help and assist all affected learners, teachers and other DepEd personnel in re-establishing a sense of normalcy, DepEd Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Service (DRRMS) D...Read more
Report establishments that refuse to give Senior Citizen privileges-Angeles
  • June 26, 2017
TARLAC CITY, June 26 (PIA) -- Mayor Cristy Angeles encouraged the elderly to report establishments that refuse to give Senior Citizen privileges.   In her speech during the recently concluded Federation of Senior Citizens Association of the Philippines Leadership and Records Management Training and Seminar, Angeles reiterated that the city government strictly implements the privileges and benefits for the senior citizens as mandated by Republic Act 9994 or the Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2010.   “According to RA 9994, senior citizens shall be entitled to 20% discount and ex...Read more
Feature: Burned public school regains strength
  • June 26, 2017
CURRIMAO, Ilocos Norte, June 26 (PIA) – Faces of grief and hopelessness dominate after Currimao National High School (CNHS) burned into ashes, leaving the school with a ruined administration building, damaged equipment and facilities, and disappeared school records that teachers and officials took years to complete.   It was in December 2016 when a huge fire destroyed the school community that was established in a little village in Currimao, Ilocos Norte, no less than five minutes from the town’s municipal hall.   CNHS had lost an estimated damage of P2.7 million in their sch...Read more