February 27, 2024

LAGAWE, Ifugao – Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in partnership with the provincial government conducted a two-day training on barangay drug clearing program (BDCP) to representatives of the Municipal Anti-Drug Abuse Councils (MADACs).

The activity aims to capacitate BDCP implementers through coaching, training and mentoring to ensure efficient and sustainable implementation of the program to attain its goal of realizing a drug-resilient and self-policing community, and to produce stigma-free rehabilitated persons who used drugs.

PDEA personnel discussed the stages and activities of BDCP implementation, validation process of barangays with drug-cleared status, validation process, vetting and confirmation of drug unaffected barangay/municipality, advocacy and drug free workplace.

A manifesto was also signed by the trainees to support the program.

The participants will become trainers and facilitators in their municipalities to assist the different barangays in processing documents for declaration of a certain place as drug free and cleared. – Marcelo Lihgawon