DILG ILIGAN CITY LAUNCHES bida program in brgy. saray, intensifies fight against illegal drugs
In a determined effort to combat drug abuse and promote community-wide awareness, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) of Iligan City recently launched the ‘Buhay Ingatan Droga’y Awawan’ (BIDA) program in Barangay Saray. This aims to create a united front against drug abuse by fostering collaboration among local government units, law enforcement agencies, and community members.
The event commenced with a Zumba session, promoting a healthy, united, and empowered community. Participants also engaged in various dance routines that conveyed the spirit of collaboration and determination to overcome drug abuse.
In her speech, DILG Iligan City Director Maria Maida B. Daniot lauded the collaborative efforts of DILG Iligan City Anti-Drug Abuse Council (ICADAC), and Barangay ADACs to the program from its inception until the launching, further acknowledging the contributions of various agencies, organizations, and community members. CD Daniot also commended their dedication to the cause and called for a collective endeavor to replicate the program’s success in all the barangays in the city.
Also highlighted in the launching is the ceremonial signing of the pledge of commitment by the participating agencies, symbolizing their dedication to the BIDA program’s principles and goals as well as their shared resolve to work tirelessly towards eradicating drug abuse in the community.
Further, the BIDA program embodies a comprehensive approach that extends beyond enforcement. It seeks to raise awareness, provide support, and foster a sense of responsibility within the community. By engaging in preventive measures and encouraging open dialogue, the program aims to create an atmosphere where individuals affected by drug abuse can seek help without fear or stigma.
Present in the launching were the heads of office and representatives from both the partner agencies and LGU Iligan City including the ICADAC, Iligan City Police Office (ICPO), Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Lanao del Norte, officials from the Iligan City Health Office, Iligan City Youth Development Office (ICYDO), and the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Federation President.
The launching of the BIDA program in Barangay Saray is not only a significant step towards a drug-free community but also a testament to the power of unity and collaboration. The DILG, alongside law enforcement agencies and community leaders, remains steadfast in its commitment to ensuring the well-being of Iligan City’s residents. (𝘋𝘐𝘓𝘎 𝘐𝘭𝘪𝘨𝘢𝘯 𝘊𝘪𝘵𝘺 | 𝘔. 𝘙𝘢𝘰𝘱𝘢𝘯)