REGIONAL-NEWS

DILG-10 spearheads anti-illegal drug policy roll-out to LGUs

May 14, 2021

OROQUIETA CITY—The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG-10) recently spearheaded the Roll-out Orientation on the Philippine Anti-Illegal Drug Strategy (PADS) Policies for Misamis Occidental at Costa del Sol Resort Hotel, Oroquieta City.

DILG-10 Regional Director Arnel Agabe said the PADS rollout is part of the national government’s quest to address illegal drugs.

Per Executive Order 66, all government agencies are directed to formulate strategies and implement programs that address the nation's drug use problem in accordance to their respective mandates.

Among the topics covered during the rollout were Anti-illegal Drug Abuse Council (ADAC) Audit Year (AY) 2019 & 2020 functionality assessment guidelines; Special Drug Education Center (SDEC) establishment and performance indicators; and hands-on workshop of the ADAC Functionality Management System (ADAC-FMS).

According to Agabe, the ADAC IT system enables focal persons to encode and upload modes of verification (MOVs), certificate of attestations, online audit processes. It also comes with other features that makes the ADAC assessment a lot more efficient and effective.

He said this year’s ADAC Performance Functionality Audit covering AY 2019 & 2020 will be completely done online. The AY 2019 is scheduled on the second quarter of 2021 while AY 2020 is set on the third quarter.

The DILG-10 Regional Director emphasized that through such audits, LGUs which exhibit best and effective ADACs will be recognized and incentivized.

In attendance during the said activity were DILG City/Municipal Local Government Operations Officers, the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officer, and the Anti-illegal Drug Abuse Council (ADAC) focal persons of all local government units in the province; Philippine National Police; and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency.