Alaminos City receives National Gold Performance Award

December 31, 2018 at 5:02 pm Leave a comment


                    FOR ANTI-ILLEGAL DRUG CAMPAIGN PROGRAMS

By Virgilio Sar. Maganes

ALAMINOS CITY- This city was one of the 21 local government units (LGUs) that received the Gold Performance Award for their role in the anti-illegal drug campaign of the government through the City Anti-Drug Abuse Council (CADAC).

The National Anti-Drug Abuse Council (NADAC) and the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) recognized 241 out of 1,715 provinces, cities and municipalities in the country.

The  awarding ceremony was held at Tent City, Manila Hotel on December 28, 2018.

Mayor Arthur F. Celeste thanked the DILG for recognizing the CADAC, which give credence to the city’s programs and activities in the city to stop the proliferation of illegal drugs.

“I share the award with the members of the CADAC, the city’s Police Station of the Philippine National Police (PNP), Saint Joseph Parish Church, Barangay Anti-Drug Councils (BADACs) and non-government organizations. Our efforts paid off and we are glad it was recognized by DILG,” Celeste said.

The Gold Performance Award carried a cash prize of P250,000 and a plaque of recognition for garnering the highest Functionality Points of 100%.

Out of 241 LGU awardees, Alaminos was one of the 21 awardees for the Gold Award. Another Pangasinan town that was awarded was Bayambang Pangasinan under Mayor Cesar T. Quiambao.

It will be recalled that on July 19, 2018, the city was declared as the first city in Region I and in the whole country to be “drug- cleared.”

In complying with President Duterte’s war on illegal drugs under the PNP’s OPlan Double Barrel, which includes Operation Tokhang, and Operation High Value Targets (HVTs), Celeste and Vice Mayor Anton Perez through the CADAC passed Resolution No. 03, Series of 2017 entitled “ A Resolution Recognizing the Alaminos Rehabilitation and Transformation (ART) Project Concept for Drug Surrenderees as An Effective Medium in the Implementation of Community-Based Rehabilitation Program.”

The ART Project has three categories: Anti-Illegal Drug Program, Rehabilitation and Reformation of Drug Surrenderees and Transformation of Drug-Affected to Drug-Cleared Barangays.

“ Under the Anti Illegal Drug Program, the city government and the PNP enforced the OPlan Double Barrel, on the Rehabilitation and Reformation of Drug Surrenderees, we implemented the Mamamayang Ayaw sa Anomalya, Mamamayan Ayaw sa Ilegal na Droga (Masa- Masid), Barangay-Based Rehabilitation Action Plan, Spiritual Enhancement and Livelihood Program,  and under Transformation of Drug-Affected to Drug-Cleared Barangays, we conducted drug clearing operation, barangay clustering and drug mapping,” Celeste explained.

Pangasinan was also recognized under the 85% to 99% Functionality Points along with other 25 towns and cities namely Anda, Bolinao, Bugallon, Burgos, Infanta, Labrador, Lingayen, Sual, Dagupan City, Alcala, Calasiao, Malasiqui, San Carlos City, Sta. Barbara, Urbiztondo, Balungao, Laoac, Pozorrubio, Rosales, San Manuel, San Nicolas, Sta. Maria, Sison, Urdaneta City and Villasis.

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