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Palawan Capitol’s anti-drug unit, PDEA hold drug-clearing program in Coron

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The Palawan’s Provincial Anti Drug Abuse Program (PADAP) brought its intensified campaign against illegal narcotics in Coron.

The Barangay Drug-Clearing Enhancement Program last October 10 was organized in cooperation with Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) MIMAROPA.

Dir. Mario D. Ramos, Regional Director of PDEA MIMAROPA, served as the guest of honor during the program.

More than 100 participated in the event which included mayors from Coron, Busuanga, Culion and Linapacan.

Also in attendancr were barangay chairmen, chiefs of police, Sanggunian Bayan members, Municipal Health Officers, secretariat and DILG officials of the said towns.

The topics discussed were Drug Classification, National Drug Situation, ang Categories of Drug Affected Barangays.

Dir. Mario D. Ramos highlighted the challenges they face in combating illegal drugs.

“Ito po yung kahinaan namin, ang kakulangan ng tao sa PDEA di natin ma-rollout ang problema lalo na sa mga barangay, kaya nagrequest ako sa PNP na magkaroon ng weekly Anti Drug Management Operation. Sa PDEA, yung cascading ng action , di masyadong nagkakainitndhan, kaya ang pambansang pamunuan ay ipinatawag na ang mga regional directors at pinulong para maliwanagan tayo sa mga dapat na gawin, he said.