Mayor Domogan activates city’s anti-drug abuse council

BAGUIO CITY — Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan on Wednesday announced the recent reactivation of the city anti-drug abuse council (CADAC) through administrative order number 062, series of 2016.

Domogan who sits as chair of the council and co-chaired by vice-mayor Edison Bilog said CADAC will focus on effective and efficient approach to address the local drug situation and shall endeavor to provide a doable and sustainable institutional support to the implementation of the desired programs.

The programs will be consistent with the efforts of the Philippine National Police (PNP) patterned specifically after “Oplan Tokhang” and “Oplan Double Barrel,” Domogan added.

“Oplan Tokhang” is a five-stage approach, which involves collection of information and validation conducted by anti-drug enforcement agencies and the barangay anti-drug abuse councils (BADAC) and coordination with other government line agencies (GLAs), local government units (LGUs) and non-government organizations (NGOs) involved in anti-drug activities.

Third stage is the house-to-house visitation to include the “double barrel” approach, documentation and the last stage is the monitoring of the progress of the individual.

The goal of CADAC is to effectively and efficiently implement a well-coordinated set of programs on advocacy, treatment and re-integration, law enforcement and institutional building designed to increase community involvement among all sectors to significantly reduce the incidents of drug use, Domogan said.

CADAC members include the chairman of the Baguio City Council Committee on Human Rights, Peace and Order and Public Safety; Association of Barangay Council president; Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) director; City Social Welfare and Development Officer; Department of Interior and Local Government city director; City Schools Superintendent; City Health Officer; Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Cordillera Regional Office (PDEA-CAR) director; National Bureau of Investigation – Cordillera Regional Office (NBI-CAR) director; representatives from accredited youth organizations and the religious sectors. PNA/northboundasia.com