Abrenica to kapitans: End illegal drugs
By Virgilio Sar. Maganes
VILLASIS- Mayor Nonato S. Abrenica challenged village officials to stop the proliferation of illegal drugs in their villages in support to President Rodrigo Duterte’s war against drugs.
Abrenica issued the challenge during the Barangay Night of the town fiesta last January 17.
Abrenica, who came from a meeting in Malacañang Palace with all mayors nationwide last January 15 said President Duterte urged them to stop illegal drugs in their villages otherwise he will “kill them”.
” President Duterte said we could indulge in personal vices but moderately except the use of illegal drugs. He was sincere in telling us that illegal drugs should stop in the country and municipal mayors have the big roles to play,” Abrenica said.
He said illegal drugs should stop in the town and village officials should have active roles in combatting the menace.
” We have to support President Duterte. I will coordinate with you through a program ‘Diskarte ni Kapitan, Droga sa Barangay Labanan’, which I will be launching soon,” he said.
Abrenica said the Masagana Program that was launched and implemented many years ago has been successful and has to be sustained in villages.
Like the Masagana Program, the program against illegal drugs has to be sustained and participated in by the villagers themselves to be successful, he said.
Abrenica further said use of illegal drugs should be totally stopped in all villages and with the program, prizes will be given to villages that will be declared illegal drugs cleared barangay at the end of the year.
The Barangay Night was attended by Governor Amado “Pogi” Espino III, Vice Governor Jose Ferdinand Calimlim Jr. and 5th District Board Member Chinky Perez.
They expressed their thanks to the townspeople for their support during the election last May 2016.
Entry filed under: News.