DILG, PNP Valencia City Launches MASA MASID Program
Valencia City, September 30, 2016 - The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) together with the Philippine National Police (PNP) has officially started the implementation of the Mamamayang Ayaw sa Anomalya, Mamamayang Ayaw sa Illegal na Droga (MASA MASID) Program in the city.
MASA MASID (People’s Watch) is a barangay-based program with a strategy to mobilize community-based volunteers in the fight against anti-criminality, anti-corruption, and antiillegal drugs which encourages multi-sectoral partnership to intensify the spirit of volunteerism at the community level.
MASA MASID’s main purpose is to heighten community involvement by mobilizing the support of local stakeholders, volunteers, civic organizations, faith-based organizations, and the private sectors in the fight against illegal drugs, criminality and corruption. The program also adopts a multi-sectoral and mass-based approach to promote peace and safe communities.
First to respond is Barangay Catumbalon who officially created a team to support the program and to help curb the aforementioned three main top problems in the society.
The team composed of Faith-Based Organizations, Civic Organizations, Civil Society and Non-Government Organization, Members of Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Council (BADAC), Barangay Peace and Order Council (BPOC) and Other Community Volunteers has already taken their oath to fully function and contribute to the success and effective implementation of strategies of the program.
PSUPT Benbo P. Jumalon, Chief of Police of Valencia City PNP together with City Local Government Operations Officer Ms. Amalia A. Propia, MPA will be conducting series of orientations in different barangays in the city to help the members of the team and help the volunteers understand their role and responsibilities.
A call to organize a community-based organizations spearheaded by Barangay Officials is essential to support the national program on MASA MASID.