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Memorandum of Understanding in Support to the National Anti-Drug Plan of Action Signed in Valencia City

In line with the Implementation and Institutionalization of the National Anti­Drug Plan of Action, the City Government of Valencia together with Philippine National Police, Department of Interior and Local Government, Department of Education, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, and Liga ng mga Barangay signed a Memorandum of Understanding on June 1, 2016 at the City Mayor’s Conference Room, Valencia City.

The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding is in support to the National Anti-Drug Plan of Action (NADPA) 2015-2020.

The Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) formulated the NADPA, which outlines the efforts of the government to strengthen its campaign against drugs and contribute to international efforts to counter the world drug problem.

In the implementation of the anti-drug programs, LGUs are enjoined to actively assist in the implementation and institutionalization of the NADPA by ensuring that the programs are parallel or in support of the programs of implementing agencies.

Under MC No. 89, signed on December 17, 2015, all government offices, departments, bureaus, agencies, offices and government-owned or -controlled corporations (GOCCs), shall implement the NADPA.

Present during the signing of MOU are City Mayor Hon. Azucena P. Huervas, the BADAC Chairperson, PSUPT Benbo P. Jumalon, OIC, Valencia City Police Station, City Councilor Atty. Oliver Owen L. Garcia, Chairman of Peace and Order Committee, Hon. Arlando A. Cañete of Liga ng mga Barangay, IO2 Grace Lim representing Investigation Agent V Benjamin C. Recitez III of PDEA Bukidnon, Bertilla B. Rayos, Ph.D Schools Division Superintendent, Division of Valencia City, City Administrator Atty. Genaro C. Cadigal, Jr. and City Legal Officer Atty. Malowe C. Selecios.

“All government offices shall formulate and adopt their own drug-free workplace programs and conduct authorized drug testing among officials and personnel pursuant to DDB Resolution No. 2 (s. 2004) and Civil Service Commission Memorandum Circular No. 13 (s. 2010),” the circular read.

City Mayor Hon. Azucena P. Huervas has assured the continuing support of the city government to the National Anti-Drug Plan of Action (NADPA) 2015-2020 and further emphasized that discipline plays a vital role in nation-building.