The Provincial Government of Bulacan, in partnership with the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), Department of Health (DOH) and Kalinisan at Kaayusan ng Kapaligiran (KKK) sa Barangay conducted the Symposium on Community-Based Rehabilitation Program cum Paglulunsad ng Barangay Seal of Good Local Governance at KKK Sa Barangay: Pananagutan ng Bulacan para sa Kalikasan (Save Manila Bay Project) on February 14, 2019 at the Bulacan Capitol Gymnasium, City of Malolos, Bulacan.
One of the highlights of the activity was the awarding of 2018 Anti-Drug Abuse Council (ADAC) Performance Silver Award to the Province for having the highest number of functional Anti-Drug Abuse Councils in the Region. Bulacan Governor Wilhelmino Sy-Alvarado and Vice Governor Daniel Fernando received the plaque of recognition from DILG Assistant Secretary Rico Judge Echiverri, DILG-3 Regional Director Julie Daquioag and DILG Bulacan Provincial Director
Prior to the awarding, ASEC Rico Judge Echiverri had a short interactive discussion with the audience regarding Section 393 of the Local Government Code pertaining to the Benefits of Barangay Officials and Barangay SGLG. He also reiterated President Duterte's message during his 2017 State of the Nation Address (SONA) that "The fight against illegal drugs will continue because that is the root cause of so much evil and suffering that weakens the social fabric and deters foreign investment from pouring in."
After the awarding, former PNP Chief General Bato Dela Rosa, who is one of the special guests during the activity, encouraged everyone to continue the fight against illegal drugs. He said that everyone can help by simply educating their family members on the its ill effects.
At the end of the activity, DILG Bulacan also provided awards to the deserving Lupong Tagapamayapa and recognized their efforts in the effective handling of cases in their respective barangays.