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Pasil, Kalinga cited as national awardee for Anti-Drug Abuse performance

Pasil, Kalinga - Just a month after passing the 2022 Seal of Good Local Governance Assessment, the fifth-class municipality of Pasil, Kalinga was cited as a national awardee for its Anti-Drug Abuse Council (ADAC) performance this same year.

Jack Gamatero, the Focal Person for ADAC, relayed the good news was sent to them by the regional Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Tuesday last week, November 22.

Why conduct ADAC performance audit?

Done in collaboration with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), Philippine National Police (PNP), and Civil Society Organizations (CSO), the DILG conducted a performance audit covering the provincial, city and municipal levels to ensure continuous improvement in the performance of ADACs in the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of anti-illegal drug activities.

Specifically, the audit aims to assess the functionality and effectiveness of local ADACs based on existing issuances and policies, determine ADAC- initiated or -endorsed innovations, and best practices at all levels, create an evaluation and assessment platform, and recognize effective and performing ADACs.

Pasil ADAC performance

Pasil achieved 100 percent for both functionality and awarding scores meaning, the town's ADAC is highly functional and thus, ideal.

The municipality got a perfect rating in the six indicators which include the creation or reorganization of ADAC (10%), allocation of a substantial amount as indicated in the ADAC plan (15%), formulation and implementation of plans and programs (40%), supervision and Support to component ADACs (20%), conduct of meetings (10%), and innovations (5%).

Through her social media post, Municipal Administrator Milagros Batalao lauded all council members and Municipal Local Government Operations Officer Helen Lacuesta ‘for always spearheading the activities.’

Likewise, Mayor Alfredo “Chao-ig” Malannag Jr. extended his felicitations for all of those who had been part of this particular success and encouraged the local ADAC members to continue delivering quality programs and services not only for the awards but more importantly, to keep the community safe from threats of illegal drugs and criminal elements.

Pasil, along with another national awardee - Tanudan municipality, is set to receive its recognition during the awarding slated on December 13, according to Gamatero.


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