With the present collective and collaborative efforts of every citizen in every community, government agencies and non-government organizations to put an end to the vicious illegal drug problem in the Philippines, Philippine National Police accredited NGOs in the name of NARIAG (Anti-Narcotics International Assistance Group) and Kabayan Action Group, in partnership of PNP, through the Police Community Affairs and Development Group (PCADG), and other law enforcement agencies, man the frontline in preventing vulnerable communities from falling prey to the evils of narcotics.
The presence of these NGOs, in fact, provide reliable spirit as vanguard of peace in their respective communities working hand-in-hand with law enforcement agents and the Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Council (BADAC) with the aim of holistic attempt to free every Filipino from its detrimental effects.
NARIAG was first organized and registered in the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on September 23, 1992, under the name of Narcom Intelligence Assistance Group and was later changed into its present name. It is currently under the leadership of Ms. Olga A. Mabborang with more than 8,000 members in the country and also abroad. The NGO’s mission is to provide socio-economic health, anti-drugs educational programs and humanitarian services to the marginalized sector and disadvantaged individuals, families and communities.
Furthermore, in one of its noteworthy community activities, members of NARIAG successfully deterred brigand of men loitering around the neighborhood of Brgy. San Juan in Cainta, Rizal where they recovered a brick of marijuana – a proof that such presence contributes to the over-all effort of the government to eliminate illegal drugs use.
Moreover, another NGO under the name of Kabayan Action Group, with its National President Mr. Noemie D. Bustamante and 75,000 members from 30 different chapters, reinforces and provides further educational symposia every second Sunday of the month to further inform and educate the public, most especially the out-of-school youths the effects of these illegal substances.
The existence of these kind of NGOs that provide support to government agencies such as the Philippine National Police, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, Dangerous Drugs Board and Local Government Units, goes to show that the crusade against illegal drugs use is not only a problem of the government, but a problem that can only be solved with active participation of every single unit of the community for its fruition in the near future.