Comval commences “Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Week”

Compostela Valley Province— A kick-off ceremony for the “Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Week” commences at the Provincial Capitol of Compostela Valley on November 18, 2018 with the theme “Katarungan para sa Kalusugan, Kalusugan para sa Katarungan”.

Highlight of the week-long activity is the Burning of the Drug and Non-drug Evidences. Drug and Non-drug Evidences were gathered from various Provinces of Region XI (Davao City, Compostela Valley, Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur and Davao Oriental). A total of 2.05 kilograms of Shabu worth Php 24, 624, 697 and 5.33 kilograms of Marijuana worth Php 266, 485.14 were burnt to ashes that day.

Various representatives from the different government agencies concerned were present that day witnessing the destruction of the confiscated drugs. RTC Representatives were BR. 57 Hon. Celestial Aranda-Gonzales, BR. 53 Sheriff Sunny D. Maurillo and BR 30 Hon. Sharon Rose T. Saracin, PDEA Representative Dir. II Antonio E. Rivere, and DOJ Representative Atty. Janice Bosque, PAO Representative Atty. Raia Angelie A. Tumanda, Engr. Dioscoro Consuegra from the Civil Society, Michael L. Uy Philippine Information Agency Region II and Hon. Mario Angelo Sotto PADAC Action Officer of Comval.

On November 20, 2019 a Special Recruitment Program-Jobs Fair will be conducted as well as the Reformed Voluntary Surrenderers (RVS) Day. A Drug Symposium among Grade School Students and Out of School Youths on Understanding the concept of Drug Addiction (Municipality of Nabunturan) will be held the day after.

“Time will come that we can declare Compostela Valley as a drug-free province, but before the Governor can do that of course we have to go back first to the community, we have to go back to the barangays and to the municipalities,” said Mario Angelo Sotto.

“We cannot have a drug-free province if a family, a barangay and a municipality cannot declare that they are free from drugs,” he added.

The Provincial Government of Comval fights to free the whole province from drugs thru their programs such as the Oplan Liwanag. These actions will lead to a good welcome for the upcoming Davao de Oro. (Jasteen P. Abella, ID COMVAL)

2.05 kilong Shabu nga nagkantidad og P24,624,697.20 ug 5.33 ka kilong dahon sa pinaugang Marijuana nga nagkantidad og P266,485.14 ang gidaoban sa mga dagkong opisyal sa PDEA sa pagpanguna ni PDEA Region XI Dir. Antonio Rivera ug  Provincial Anti Drug Abused Council (PADAC) Chair Gov. Jayvee Tyron Uy pinaagi nila ni PADAC Action Officer Mario Angelo Sotto ug Liga ng Barangay Provincial Federation President Board Member (BM) Raul Timogtimog nga maoy unang hunat sa “Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Week Celebration”. (Photo by: A. Dayao, ID Comval) 

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