BSL strengthens ties with anti-drugs forces

October 14, 2012 at 10:04 pm Leave a comment

DAGUPAN CITY – The administration of Mayor Benjamin S. Lim has tightened its ties with the Task Force Bantay Dagupan and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) even as he directly involved the city’s Anti-Drug Abuse Council in the project dubbed “Anti-Narcotics Intelligence and Investigation Course for Force Multipliers” last Wednesday at the REACH Training Center.

“The training was set to give specific task to our anti-drugs workforce like teaching them how to detect potential illegal drug pushers, dealers and their laboratories,” Lim said when he keynoted the one-day investigation course attended by about 60 members of the Bantay Dagupan, a civilian auxiliary peacekeeping force composed of professionals, businessmen and members of communication groups.

He pointed out that public participation in the anti-drugs campaign is crucial in rebuilding the city’s reputation as a friendly place for everyone.

Conducted by PDEA in partnership with the city government of Dagupan through the Public Order and Safety Office (POSO), the course was held in compliance with Lim’s directive to REACH Training Executive Director Lempton Agricola to devise ways in containing the flow of drug supply as spelled out in the mayor’s Zero Demand Program.

POSO Chief Robert Erfe-Mejia, in his letter dated October 1, 2012 to PDEA Regional Director Roybel M. Sanchez, said that the “project shall further bring positive and continuing results in the war against illegal drugs in the community”, adding that “our mayor has been very active and consistent with this program, and he has strengthened anti-drugs forces with the help of private citizens.”

Since the creation of the Bantay-Dagupan as a civilian anti-crime task force through Executive Order No. 34 series of 2001 and Executive Order No. 162 series of 2006 organizing the Expanded Task Force Bantay Dagupan, it has proven its consistency as a potent organization in the traffic and crowd control, disaster, rescue, evacuation and relief operations and other civic functions emphasizing on public order, safety and health.

Among these volunteer groups are Action, Incorporated; Delta Communications, Incorporated-Dagupan Chapter; Philippine Guardians Brotherhood, Incorporated; PRIMO; Police Hotline Movement, Incorporated; Scooter Riders of Dagupan; Seagull Light Disaster Squadron-Dagupan Chapter; Bangus Riders of Dagupan; KABALIKAT Civicom–Dagupan Chapter; Spectrum-Dagupan Chapter; BRODI; and R.A.D.I.

The project catalysts who joined the team of lecturers were PEDIA Regional Director Roybel M. Sanchez; Bismarck L. Bengwayan, PIO PECID PEDIA RO1; Atty. Allan Ancheta, chief legal section, PDEA RO1; Atty. Marvin O. Tavares, DRDA, PDEA RO1; Leyein Valdez, Chemist and Executive Director Lempton Agricola. (CIO)

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