2 Abra LGUs recognized for highly functional anti-drug abuse councils

BANGUED, Abra, Jan. 15 (PIA) - -  Two local government units in the province  were among those recognized by  the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG)  with the  2018 National Award to Local Government Units  with most  highly functional  Anti-Drug Abuse Council (ADAC),

 

The municipalities of Bangued and Bucay of Abra were among the 241  LGUs nationwide that passed the rigid criteria of choosing the most Highly Functional ADACs for the year 2018 and were awarded  last December 28 at the Manila Hotel.

Out of the 81 provinces, 146 cities, and 1,488 municipalities throughout the nation, only 241 qualified for the award.

Aside from Bangued and Bucay, the other LGU awardees from the Cordillera are Buguias and La Trinidad of Benguet, and Tabuk City of Kalinga.

Bucay, Abra. Mayor Bernadette C. Baroña  receives the ADAC Performance award for her municipality 

Aside from Bangued and Bucay, the other LGU awardees from the Cordillera are Buguias and La Trinidad of Benguet, and Tabuk City of Kalinga.

In her sharing, Bucay Mayor Bernadette C. Baroña said their MADAC got a rating of 90 percent representing an Ideal Rating that qualified them for the award.  Bucay was one of the LGUs that    seriously implemented the flagship program of President Rodrigo R. Duterte on anti-drug campaign. Its MADAC   stood up with its sustained anti-drug program that includes the continued rehabilitation program for the drug surrenderers coupled with support facilities and infrastructures.

The Bucay LGU has also  established its own Bahay Silangan that houses the drug surrernderers under rehabilitation. By Maria Teresa B. Beñas (JDP/MTBB - PIA CAR, Abra)

 

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