San Antonio BADACs Strengthened
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The Local Government Unit and Liga ng mga Barangay of San Antonio, Zambales in partnership with the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Zambales and Philippine National Police (PNP) conducted Skills Enhancement Seminar for Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Councils (BADACs) last October 12, 2022 at Events Center, 2nd Floor, RHU Extension Building, Brgy. Rizal San Antonio, Zambales. The activity aimed to enhance the capacity of BADACs in the performance of their duties and responsibilities as well as the BADACs performance in the functionality audit conducted by the Department.
It was participated by all 14 BADACs of San Antonio composed of Punong Barangays, Sangguniang Barangay Members, Sangguniang Kabataan Chairpersons, Purok Leaders, Cluster Leaders, Barangay Tanods and CSO Representatives.
Among the topics discussed are the ill effects of drugs, PNP Project R.E.A.D.Y. (Resistance Education Against Drug for the Youth), Salient Features of RA 9165 as amended by RA 10640, Processing and Documentation of Drug Clearing Operations, Composition, Duties and Functions of BADACs and the BADAC Functionality Audit.
Among the speakers who shared their knowledge and expertise were PLT Darren Q. Ganotan, OIC-COP, PCMS Carol D. Quinola, PEMS Romer A. Caranzo and PSSGg Marvin Soler of San Antonio Municipal Police Station and LGOO VI Jonnel B. Edillor of DILG. The activity was also graced by Hon. Edzel L. Lonzanida, M.D. who thanked the attendance and active participation of all barangays. He reminded everyone that the cooperation and support of every stakeholders is vital in achieving the goal of a drug cleared San Antonio by 2023. He stated that anti-drugs related PPAs are already in place in the municipal plan and funds were already allocated but without the help of everyone, he cannot do it alone, but with the support of all, everything is achievable.