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Four more Lapu barangays declared drug-cleared

By: Futch Anthony Inso - CDN Digital | April 04,2022 - 03:02 PM

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Representatives from Barangays Tingo, Baring, Tungasan, and Caw-oy receive a certificate of recognition from PDEA-7 after they were declared as drug-cleared barangays. Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan (third from right) personally handed the certificates assisted by PDEA-7 Officer III Ivy Claire Oledan.

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7) handed over the certificate of recognition to four barangays in Lapu-Lapu City that were declared as drug-cleared barangays.

These barangays are Tingo, Baring, Tungasan, and Caw-oy, all are from Olango Island.

Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan, assisted by Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Intelligence Officer III Ivy Claire Oledan, handed the certificate of recognition to representatives of these barangays.

Chan urged these barangays to maintain their drug-cleared status.

“I hope ma-maintain ni nato aron nga mamahimong Drug-Free na ta,” said Mayor Chan.

Tingo Barangay Captain Audie Flores said he will try his best to maintain the status as drug cleared while Baring Barangay Captain Romulo Wagwag took it a notch higher, aiming for a “Drug-Free” status.

Garry Lao, Executive Director of the City of Lapu-Lapu Office for Substance Abuse and Prevention (CLOSAP) officiated the ceremonial awarding of drug-cleared barangays at the mayor’s conference room on Monday morning, April 4, 2022.

The decision was reached after careful evaluation and assessment in 2021 of the Regional Oversight Committee on Barangay Drug-Clearing Program (BDCP).

Mayor Chan said each of these drug-cleared barangays will be entitled to receive the P50,000 financial reward. The amount will be downloaded to them after the lifting of the election ban.



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