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MASA MASID initiative reaches CamSur

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The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Friday, November 25 launched its flagship, community-based anti-illegal drug drive in the province of Camarines Sur.

Some 3,000 barangay officials from across the region trooped to the Camarines Sur Convention Complex in Pili to launch the MASA MASID (Mamamayang Ayaw Sa Anomalya, Mamamayang Ayaw Sa Iligal na Droga) Program, a Bicol Standard report said.

Leading the program rites was no less than DILG Secretary Mike Sueno.

A community-based program for the prevention of corruption, illegal drugs and criminality in barangays, MASA MASID intends to unite different organizations in creating safer and drug-free communities in the country.

The program has four main thrusts: information and education campaign in communities for government programs against corruption, illegal drugs and criminality; creation of a reporting mechanism on illegal drugs-related activities; formulation of community-based rehabilitation programs; and revive the spirit of volunteerism by creating a volunteer-friendly atmosphere for organizations that wishes to be partners for change.