CAMIGUIN, October 13 – Following the Regional Roll-Out Training on Strengthening Institutional Capacities of Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Council (SICAP-BADAC) and Community-Based Rehabilitation Program (CBDRP), the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Camiguin conducted the Roll-Out of SICAP-BADAC and CBDRP cum Capacity Development and Awareness Building on the Roles of LGUs on the Disbandment of Private Armed Groups (DPAGs) in the municipalities of Sagay and Catarman, October 11 and 13, respectively. 

The topics discussed include the (1) Refresher Course on BADAC, (2) Performance of BADAC Duties, (3) Youth and Drug Prevention, (4) CBDRP, (5) Efforts to Sustain the Drug-Cleared Status of the Province, and (6) Capacity Awareness on the Presence of Task Force DPAGs. 

With the Province of Camiguin recently declared as a Drug-Cleared Province last August 9, 2021, Liga ng mga Barangay President of Sagay, Hon. Salvador P. Pamatong, Jr. said, “Kaniadto, nagtrabaho ta padulong sa pag-kontra sa droga, karon, palig-onon nato ang atong mga paningkamot aron mapadayon nato ang “Drug-Cleared” status sa atong probinsya.” 

(Before, we were working towards countering drugs, now, let us strengthen our efforts to sustain the “Drug-Cleared” status of the province.) 

The participants for the activity were the punong barangays, sangguniang barangay committee chair on peace and order, and women and children, BADAC focal person, chief tanod, and a CSO/NGO representative.

The roll-out training for the municipalities of Guinsiliban, Mahinog, and Mambajao was also conducted on October 18-22. (DILG10/Camiguin/LGOO II/Megumi Tacastacas)