The Local Government Unit of San Antonio, Zambales, headed by Hon. Mayor Preciliano M. Ruiz, in coordination with DILG and PNP, conducted an Orientation of Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Councils last September 3-4, 2019 at Events Place, Barangay Rizal, San Antonio, Zambales attended by Punong Barangays, Sangguniang Barangay Members, Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Councils (BADAC) Members and Barangay Tanods.

Among the topics discussed during the orientation was RA 9165 or the Dangerous Drug Act of 2000 and the Drug Clearing Program and Operations conducted by the Philippine National Police which was presented by Police Master Sergeant Romeo W. Megu of San Antonio Municipal Police Station while LGOO VI Jonnel B. Edillor, Municipal Local Government Operations Officer of DILG San Antonio discussed the BADAC Organization and its functions, BADAC Functionality Audit and the duties and responsibilities of Barangay Tanods.

The activity is among the PPAs included in the LGU’s Peace and Order and Public Safety Plan (POPS Plan) aimed to strengthen the capacities of all BADACs in San Antonio especially the first termer barangay officials and to equip them with all the knowledge and skills they need in assisting the LGU, the PNP and PDEA in the fight to eradicate illegal drugs in their respective communities.