DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE ADVOCACY PROGRAM IN MUNTI: The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and the local government of Muntinlupa launched a kick-off activity for its advocacy program to promote drug-free workplaces in the city. The program was attended by owners of business establishments and government officials last April 23 at Muntinlupa Sports Complex, Tunasan. PDEA presented an award to Muntinlupa Mayor Jaime Fresnedi for the local exec’s exemplary efforts against illegal drugs and for the implementation of Mamamayan at Pamilya Laban sa Droga (MAPALAD), the local government’s community-based rehabilitation program. Shown in the photo: (L-R) PDEA IAV Martin Francia, PDEA Laboratory Service Dir III Derrick Carreon, PDEA Regional Director Joel Plaza, PDEA incoming DDGO Col. Ricardo Santiago (Ret.), DAPCO chief PSSUPT Florecito Ragudo (Ret.), Muntinlupa City Police Asst. COP PLTCOL Maurito Caranguian, City Health Officer Dr. Teresa Tuliao, and PCCI-Muntinlupa president and Vivere Hotel GM Elvie Sanchez-Quiazon.
The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and the local government of Muntinlupa launched an advocacy program to promote drug-free workplaces in commercial establishments and subdivisions in the city.
A kick-off activity attended by owners of business establishments and government officials was conducted in Muntinlupa Sports Complex, Tunasan last April 23.
The advocacy program was first implemented in Quezon City and Pasig City urging officials of hotels, restaurants, bars, condominiums, subdivisions, warehouses, and security agencies to implement their own drug-free workplace programs.
Representatives from PDEA also gave a lecture on the ill-effects of dangerous drugs and modus operandi of drug syndicates in converting high-end subdivision residences, hotels, and condominium units into drug dens, chemical warehouses and clandestine drug laboratories.
The PDEA also urged business owners to adhere to the requirements of DDB Regulation No. 8 series of 2003 which mandates companies to educate their employees on the effects of illegal drugs and to conduct random drug tests.
The agency also presented an award to Muntinlupa Mayor Jaime Fresnedi for the local exec’s exemplary efforts against illegal drugs and for the implementation of Mamamayan at Pamilya Laban sa Droga (MAPALAD), the local government’s community-based rehabilitation program.
Recently, the City Government of Muntinlupa also launched a kick-off event for its attempt to become the first Drug-Free City Hall. Muntinlupa City is the first LGU to submit an application to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency on the drug-free status declaration.
Mayor Jaime Fresnedi encouraged city employees and officials to participate in the crackdown campaign against illegal drugs in the local government. This initiative is conducted in coordination with PDEA, Dangerous Drugs Board, Civil Service Commission, and Department of Interior and Local Government.
Source: Public Information Office