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|DILG-CAR RD Marlo L. Iringan commends the commitment of participants in the ﬁght against illegal drugs as he explains the components of the MASA MASID campaign.|
|Officers from (L-R) PDEA, DILG, PNP, and DOH answer questions during the open forum.|
MASA MASID or Mamamayang Ayaw sa Anomalya, Mamayang Ayaw sa Iligal na Droga was launched in the Cordillera Administrative Region on October 25, 2016 in Baguio City.
More than 400 participants huddled for the one day activity from the national line agencies, civil society organizations and local government units despite the recent devastation brought about by typhoon Lawin.
According to DILG-CAR RD Marlo L. Iringan, this turn out, more than the expected 300 participants, exhibits the commitment of all sectors in the fight against illegal drugs.
MASA MASID is a barangay-based anticriminality, anti-corruption, and anti-illegal drugs program which encourages multi-sectoral partnership to intensify the spirit of volunteerism at the community level.
RD Iringan explained the components of this campaign which include supply reduction, demand reduction and community-based rehabilitation. PSupt. Brent Madjaco, Acting Chief of the Regional Operations Division of the Police Regional Ofﬁce — Cordillera, on behalf of regional director PCSupt.
Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan, in his message, emphasized the evil of illegal drugs as he shared ﬁrst hand stories of what these can do to individuals, families and Whole communities.
DOH—CAR RD Lakshmi Legaspi expressed the agency’s commitment to the program and shared the various programs DOH-CAR have conducted so far.
PDEA—CAR Information Officer joseph Calulut discussed the process ﬂow for drug surrenderers, customized according to the need of the locality. The process ﬂow was crafted to provide guidance to all concerned. Possible challenges were pointed out, as well as indigenous practices which may be integrated as LGUs customize the process.
Together with PDEA — CAR RD juvenal Azurin and PRO-Cor Deputy for Regional Operations Col. Angelito Casimiro, the presenters answered the queries raised by the participants. Ifugao PSWDO joseline Niwane was invited to share the Ifugao intervention through the Ifugao Reﬂection Camp.
OIC RD Janet Armas explained DSWD’s program support/ services to the rehabilitation, aftercare and transformation support to drug surrenderers/ recovering drug dependents. DSWD chairs this third pillar of intervention for drug surrenderers / recovering drug dependents under the National Drug other guests, signs the Pledge of Commitment. It is a commitment to be responsible Rehabilitation Program (Pillar III). The objective of the rehab program is to help drug users and pushers who have surrendered to rehabilitate themselves and return to the fold of society as productive members. The other pillars are the center-based and community-based rehabilitation program.
DTI-CAR RD Myrna Pablo expounded the available training programs at the negosyo centers located in all provinces of the Region. Also, Marina Cayabo of DOLE-CAR and Eric Tesoro of TESDA-CAR presented their respective Department’s support to surrenderers. All participants signified their support and commitment to the anti-illegal drug campaign by signing the pledge of commitment. # Carol G. Gano, DILG-CAR
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