Seven more barangays (villages) in Noveleta have been declared “
Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has declared Barangays Santa Rosa 1 and 2, San Juan 2, San Jose 1 and 2, Poblacion, and San Rafael 2, aside from the Barangays San Rafael 1 and Magdiwang which were drug cleared in last year’s assessment.
Through the DILG, a committee must validate the non-availability of the supply of illegal drugs in the barangay; the absence of drug transit, storage, and production operations; and the decline in the number of users and pushers before a barangay can be declared “
Capt. Rosalino Panlaqui, Noveleta police chief, said that law enforcers are strengthening their campaign against illegal drugs through continuing anti-illegal drug operations, information dissemination and the posting of drug-free home and work place stickers by police officers, after their assessment.
Panlaqui said the Office of the Mayor has partnered with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and Philippine National Police to promote a drug free workplace advocacy program for private establishments such as offices, restaurants, bars, subdivisions and warehouses.
News source: Philippine News Agency