Muntinlupa City earns DILG praise for anti-drug program

The City of Muntinlupa earned another feather in its cap after it was recently recognized by the Department of the Interior and Local Government-National Capital Region (DILG-NCR) office for effective implementation of its programs against illegal drugs.

The City’s Anti-Drug Abuse Council (ADAC) was rated as “highly functional” by the DILG-NCR as a result of a recent audit of anti-drug abuse programs among key cities and towns in the capital region.

In addition, DILG-NCR also gave a “functional” rating to the City’s Peace and Order Council (POC) for effective implementation of policies and programs for security and order.

“Congratulations, Muntinlupa City! Maraming salamat sa lahat ng bumubuo ng ating ADAC at Local POC (Thank you to the people behind our Anti-Drug Abuse Council and local Peace and Order Council),” Mayor Rozzano Rufino Biazon said in response to the recognition.

 The DILG-NCR audit ran from 2019 to 2021 and covers the implementation of anti-drug programs by local government units, such as anti-drug interventions for PWUDs (Person Who Use Drugs).

The overall state of PWUDs in Muntinlupa is overseen by the Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Office (DAPCO), which is part of the local ADAC and POC. Programs implemented by the DAPCO include the evaluation and certification of drug-free workplaces and residences and the effective reform and rehabilitation of PWUDs. Currently, DAPCO is led by PCol. Florocito Ragudo (ret.).

*Source: Public Information Office