BAGUIO CITY – With the new set of officials holding key various positions who are responsible in the formulation and implementation of different anti-drug abuse programs and projects, mayor Mauricio Domogan recently issued Administrative Order No. 062, series of 2016 reconstituting the City Anti-Drug Abuse Council (CADAC).
CADAC is a coordinating body that is mandated to look into and reconciles all anti- the drug interventions of the government agencies, the local government and private sector in order to formulate a holistic approach in curbing the proliferation of illegal drugs in the city that pose a serious threat to the future of the youth sector.
Domogan will chair the CADAC with vice mayor Edison Bilog as co-chair. The members include the chairman of the committee of human rights, peace and order and public safety, liga president , Baguio City Police Office city director, city social welfare and development officer, Department of interior and Local Government city director, city school’s superintendent, city health officer, city public information officer, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-CAR regional director, National Bureau of Investigation-CAR regional director, two representatives form accredited youth organizations and two representatives from the religious sectors.
In the order, the CADAC’s program shall focus on effectively and efficiently addressing the local drug situation of the city and shall endeavor to provide a doable and sustainable institutional support to the implementation of the desired programs. Said programs shall be consistent with the National Drug-Abuse of Action.
Also, the CADAC’s goal is to effectively and efficiently implement a well-coordinated set of programs on advocacy, treatment and re-integration, law enforcement and institutional building designed to increase community involvement among all sectors to significantly reduce the incidents of drug use.
Moreover, with the anti-drug campaign of President Rodrigo Duterte, 381 drug users and pushers confessed and surrendered to the different stations of the BCPO in coordination with the Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Council (BADAC)./Jho Arranz