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On December 11, 2019 at 9:00 AM, PCOL HORDAN T PACATIW, Chief, RCADD together with the personnel of Oriental Mindoro PPO led by PLTCOL CONCEPCION A SALAS, Chief, PPCRB attended the Validation/Declaration of Drug Cleared Barangays held at Tamaraw Hall, Provincial Capitol, Brgy. Camilmil, Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro.

The program started with an invocation led by PMSg Jane M Mendoza, PCR PNCO of Pinamalayan MPS followed by the mass singing of the Philippine National Anthem. Atty. Earl Durano, City Legal Council gave his welcome remarks on behalf of Dr. Christopher Hubert A. Dolor, Provincial Administrator of Oriental Mindoro. Director Wilhelm M. Suyco, CESO IV, Regional Director, DILG MIMAROPA, PCOL PACATIW, and Dr. Benito V. Daite, MD, MPH, Provincial Health Officer of Oriental Mindoro also delivered their respective messages.

It was followed by the validation proper wherein Director Mario D. Ramos, Regional Director of PDEA MIMAROPA together with the members of Regional Validation Committee conducted paneling and critics to the different presentations of Chiefs of Police of Calapan City, Puerto Galera, Socorro, Pinamalayan, Roxas, Victoria, and Pola together with Chairpersons of applicant barangays and their respective Municipaly/City Mayors.

Thereafter, Certificate of Drug Cleared Barangays were presented to the 21 barangays declared as drug cleared while Socorro was declared as a Drug Free municipality.

Lastly, Director Ramos, delivered his final message and gave emphasis on putting challenge to the LGUs to intensify their activities to keep these drug cleared barangays from being reverted to drug affected. He stressed that all concerned agencies must work together for the maintenance of a drug free barangays in the community.