Amas, Kidapawan City – Inaprobahan ng Provincial Anti-Illegal Drugs Abuse Council (PADAC) sa pangunguna ni Gob. Nancy Catamco ang programa nito kalakip ang budget para dito.
Kalakip sa mga programang ito ay ang mga sumusunod: Support to Anti-Drug Enforcement, Support to Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Council, North Cotabato Kontra-Droga Community Development, education and Prevention Program, Establishment of Provincial Treatment and Rehabilitation Center (Balay Silangan), Development of a Community Treatment Rehabilitation Program. Ang nilaang budget nito ay nagkakahalaga ng P44,653,000.
Narito ang mensahi ni Gob. Catamco:
“It has been quite a challenging year for the Province and this administration. Some of our priorities particularly that of our campaign against dangerous drugs have taken a backseat in the light of more pressing concerns like the dealing with natural disaster and pandemic.
However, we cannot forget neglect our responsibilities as a council to address the existing threat of illegal drugs to our people and our communities. Our proposed Anti-Illegal Drugs Campaign Program consists of various projects that will address Supply Reduction, Demand Reduction, and Treatment and Rehabilitation. I am especially excited to begin our efforts in the establishment of a provincial treatment rehabilitation facility if we can get the support of concerned national agencies particularly PDEA and the Dangerous Drugs Board.
I am, therefore, thankful for your presence and participation this morning. Your attendance here demonstrates your continued cooperation and support in the planning and implementation of the anti-drug abuse efforts of the Province of Cotabato.”
Nasa PADAC meeting din si WestMinCom Commander Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana PA, BGen. Roberto Capulong AFP, PD DILG Ali Abdulah, PD PCol. Henry Villar, BM Onofre Respicio, BM Dulia Sultan, BM Jonathan Tabara, Mayor Susing Sacdalan, Mayor Pip Limbungan, Mayor Rene Robino, Mayor Jonathan Mahimpit, Mayor Cheryl Catamco, Mayor Vicente Surupia, Mayor Jean Dino Roquero.