In line with the present administration’s campaign against illegal drugs, the 2nd District of Misamis Occidental facilitates groundbreaking of the Drug Rehabilitation and Treatment Center at Kimat Tangub and declares drug-free barangays in the district, May 25.
Located in Kimat, Tangub City, the Rehabilitation Center is worth P20,000—funded thru the representation of Misamis Occidental 2nd District Rep. Henry S. Oaminal, covered under General Appropriations Act (GAA) of 2017.
Further, 29 barangays were acknowledged as Drug-Free Barangays. Fifteen of which are from Tangub City, namely: Barangays IV, V, VII, Aquino, Baluc, Banglay, Bongabong, Kimat, Lumban, Maloro, Owayan, Panalsalan, Salimpuno, San Antonio, and Sto. Niño. Five barangays are from Clarin: Canibungan Puto, Bernad, Kinangay Sur, Bitoon, and Penacio; four barangays are from Bonifacio: Barangays Calolot, Dullan, Sibuyon, and Tangab; four barangays from Tudela: Locsoon, Maribojoc, Tigdok, and Yahong; and one barangay is from Don Victoriano: Barangay Lampasan.
With these, Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) 10 Regional Director Arnel M. Agabe lauded the achievement of the Province saying, “Here in the second district of Misamis Occidental, you are able to prove that if we desire it, we could attain it. It is also commendable that you went beyond planning and presented concrete outcome on what you are doing.”
Agabe also encouraged the local government units to pursue for the Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) considering that one of the criteria to be considered is the core area on Peace and Order—on which, the primary indicator is the increase of number of drug-free barangays.
“Our accomplishment as of now is just about 10% of our desired goal because our goal is to have drug-free municipalities and cities declared in our district,” said Rep. Oaminal.
“Peace and order cannot be addressed if drug problem cannot be addressed,” he added. Noting this, he urged all involved agencies to set as an example by doing voluntary drug-testing to all of their employees. (DILG MisOcc)