22 barangays declared drug free and drug cleared barangays
The Nueva Vizcaya Police Provincial Office (NVPPO) in cooperation with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) declared additional 22 drug cleared and drug-free barangays in the province in coherence with President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s war against drugs last September 27 at the People’s Stage.
Drug cleared barangays include Barangay Galintuja and Abuyo in the town of Alfonso Castañeda, Barangay Poblacion in the town of Ambaguio, Barangay Yaway in the town of Aritao, Barangay San Fabian, Proper East, Mapayao and Pangawan in the town of Kayapa, and Nagbitin in the town of Villaverde.
Drug-free barangays include Barangay Ipil-Cuneg, Cabuaan and Bansing in the town of Bayombong, Barangay Bulala and Parai in the town of Dupax Del Norte and Barangay Tukod, Nantawakan, Wangal in the town of Kasibu and Barangay Cawayan, Lipuga and Pelaway also in the town of Alfonso Castañeda.
Parameters set by the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) to be declared drug-free and drug cleared include absence of drug shipment activities, drug laboratory, drug warehouse, chemical warehouse, cultivation site, drug resort, drug dealers and users. Active involvement of barangay officials in anti-drug activities, active involvement in various drug information and education related programs and the existence of voluntary and compulsory drug treatment and rehabilitation processing desk.
In total, there are about 125 drug cleared and drug free barangays in the province for the first three quarters of 2018.
According to NVPPO Provincial Director Jeremias Aglugub, the town of Dupax Del Sur and Quezon were also declared drug free and drug clear towns this year.#krizel