BAGUIO CITY – The local government will spearhead the city’s celebration of Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Week thru various activities starting November 23.
The event is in coordination with the City Anti-Drug Abuse Council (CADAC) with councilor Roberto Ortega as action officer. The alderman chairs the city council’s committee on peace and order and public safety.
Unveiled in Monday’s flag-raising ceremony, the calendar of events include a media forum on November 23, 10 am, at the city social welfare and development office conference hall and a Baguio Emergency Response to Addiction activity every Wednesday and Friday, 1 pm, of this month and December at the same venue.
This month will also see the conduct of an anti-drug advocacy campaign in the city’s private and public elementary and secondary schools spearheaded by the Department of Education-Baguio and Baguio City Police Office.
A recovery walk from Dontogan to La Presa will be done on November 25 and those interested to join can visit Councilor Ortega’s office at City Hall or call 446-9101 for more information.
Mayor Mauricio Domogan is urging the public to support the activities as his promised mandatory drug tests for all city government workers has been completed and results are being awaited.
Domogan’s push for mandatory drug-testing of all government employees is in support of Pres. Duterte’s on-going campaign against the illegal-drugs menace.
Meanwhile, the Mayor expressed dismay over the alleged killing of Albuera, Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr., during his weekly forum with the media. He hopes that the on-going investigation will clear up what truly happened and that justice will be served. /Gaby Keith