DILG launches public vigilance program in Nueva Vizcaya

SOLANO, Nueva Vizcaya — The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Friday launched the public vigilance advocacy program to draw multi-sectoral support for the government’s drive against corruption, illegal drugs and criminality.

Dubbed as MASA MASID, or Mamamayan Ayaw sa Anomalya, Mamamayan Ayaw sa Iligal na Droga, is a barangay-based anti-criminality, anti-corruption and anti-illegal drugs program which encourages multi-sectoral partnership to intensify the spirit of volunteerism at the community level.

It aims to heighten community involvement by mobilizing the support of local stakeholders, volunteers, civic organizations, faith-based organizations and the private sectors in the fight against illegal drugs, criminality and corruption.

“Volunteers of this program can help by disseminating this to others, participate in seminars, counselling, community services, Community Rehabilitation Network(CRN), data base management, interviews and get the support of faith-based groups,” said lawyer John Castriciones, DILG undersecretary for operations.

Local officials led by Governor Carlos Padilla, Bagabag Mayor Johnny Sevillena, president of the mayors’ league and barangay captain Vic Gines, president of the Association of Barangay Captains(ABC) in the province gave support to the program by affixing their signatures on the pledge of commitment. PNA-northboundasia.com