After a thorough assessment and deliberation, the Regional Oversight Committee on Barangay Drug Clearing (ROCBDC) of Davao region officially announced the seven drug-clear municipalities on November 10, 2022.
PNP Chief Police General Rodolfo S. Azurin Jr graced the Recognition Ceremony prepared by the men and women of Police Regional office 11 headed by Police Brigadier General Benjamin H. Silo Jr at the Dusit Thani Hotel on November 17, 2022.
The seven towns officially declared drug-cleared were Talaingod and San Isidro in Davao Del Norte; Sta. Maria and Malita in Davao Occidental; Mawab in Davao De Oro; Boston in Davao Oriental; and Malalag in Davao Del Sur.
Plaques of recognition were received by Municipal Mayors, together with their respective Municipal Anti-Drug Abuse Council Focal Persons (MADAC) and Chiefs of Police.
ROCBDC 11, headed by its Chairman, Director Aileen T. Lovitos, RD, PDEA 11; Abdullah V. Matalam, Assistant Regional Director, DILG 11 as Vice-Chairman; and Ms Samsia S. Sandukan, Barangay Drug Clearing Focal Person, DOH 11 as Co-member, along with other deserving personalities who have made significant contributions towards the success of the Barangay Drug Clearing Program in Davao Region were also recognized.
“Let us work hard to maintain our drug-cleared barangays and ensure that they do not engage once more in any drug-related activity as we pursue intensified clearing operations in other areas of the region,” PNP Chief Azurin said.
Azurin commended the overall success of the Barangay Drug Clearing Program which was made possible through the collective efforts and the collaboration among all members of government agencies of the ROCBDC 11, and the active participation of the Local Government Units in Davao Region which clearly manifested through the series of coordination meetings conducted.
“This job will take its toll on our mind and body, but the sacrifices you make and the hard work you put forth will result in immeasurable reward: the very safety of our community and our families, especially the youth, from the effects of illegal drugs,” Azurin added.