Having an exemplary performance during the 2019 Anti-Drug Abuse Council (ADAC) Functionality Audit, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) conferred the Municipalities of Subic and San Marcelino, Zambales with the 2019 National Anti-Drug Abuse Council (ADAC) Performance Award Marker.

As one of the national awardees, DILG Zambales Provincial Director Armi V. Bactad awarded the marker to Hon. Jonathan John F. Khonghun, Municipal Mayor of Subic and Hon. Elvis R. Soria, Municipal Mayor of San Marcelino on February 19 and 21, 2020, respectively. The National ADAC Performance Award is given to LGUs that achieved an adjectival rating of Ideal (high functionality) based on the 2019 ADAC Performance Audit.

The ADAC of the Municipalities of Subic and San Marcelino received a high rating during the last functionality assessment with its evident effort to implement, coordinate and complement the national government’s measures to eradicate the country’s illegal drugs problem.

Also present to witness the awarding of ADAC Markers are LGOO VI Kristine Joy B. Pesimo and LGOO VI Reden Morris M. Vergara, MLGOOs of Subic and San Marcelino, Cluster Team Leader/ LGOO VII Judith B. Romero, LGU local functionaries and representatives from the National Government.

PD Bactad said in her message that the Department is the LGU’s partner in ensuring delivery of apt and responsive service to the people. She also encouraged everyone to continuously sustain and improve the LGU’s performance.

The Municipal Anti-Drug Abuse Council (MADAC) Functionality Audit is being conducted annually by a team duly created in the different level of LGUs, to measure the performance of the different Anti-Drug Abuse Councils (ADACs) in the country and recognize those ADACs who exemplary perform their duties and function to support President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s fight against Illegal Drugs in the country. ADACs were organized at the barangay, municipal/city and provincial level to spearhead the anti-illegal drug actions of the local government units to attain a drug-free community.


By: LGOOs VI Kristine Joy B. Pesimo and Reden Morris M. Vergara