THE municipality of Sual and its residents are optimistic that their town will be declared drug-free this month by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency.
This after the Sual Police Station believes it has fully complied with the terms to deserve a drug-free status.
P/Senior Inspector June Tabigo-on, town’s OIC-chief of police, said all the documentation required by the regional committee for validation have already been submitted, including its accounting for the status of all the 226 self-confessed drug pushers and users, to PDEA’s provincial office.
Tabigo-on pointed out that all the 226 drug personalities in the town are low risk based on the evaluation of the Municipal Health Unit (MHU).
He added that the town’s community-based rehabilitation program (CBRP) is already in place and some of the 226 have already started on the program, particularly the livelihood training programs, i.e., bangus deboning, tocino and tapa making, offered by the town government.
The CBRP, conducted every end of the month by the MHU, TESDA, Department of Interior and Local Government, and Department of Social Welfare and Development, is fully funded by the local government. (Nora Dominguez)