BORONGAN CITY-A two-day “Training of Trainers” for the implementers of the Barangay Drug Clearing Program (BDCP) led by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) was held at PGO Conference Hall, Capitol Building, Brgy. Alang-alang, this city.

Barangay Drug Clearing Program aims to reduce drug addiction in the country by taking away drugs, reducing the lure of illegal drugs, and minimizing their impact in the community through stakeholder support.

To ensure the effectivity of the application of this program, a “Training of Trainers,” which was held on December 11 and 12, was conducted, which also aims to empower and capacitate the BDCP implementers in the municipal and provincial levels.

A program was conducted before the training, in which executive assistant Raymond Campo, welcomed all the participants and guests, in behalf of Gov. Ben P. Evardone.
Followed by PD DILG Eastern Samar representative Jerry Enriquez, with his challenge to the offices to employ the Drug-free workplace policy.

According to Dir. Alex M. Tablate, in representation of RD, PDEA VIII Atty. Gil T. Pabilona, out of the 22 municipalities and a city in the Province of Eastern Samar, there are still three municipalities which are still affected or not drug-free and/or drug cleared.

Arteche, Dolores and Borongan have been the last three towns that are affected, however the 20 more municipalities are all drug free.

“We cannot do this alone, talaga burublig kita, including an mga taga RHU,” Tabale said as he asked support the LGUs and RHUs.

PCol. Jose Manuel C. Payos, provincial director, PNP Eastern Samar, emphasized the three Cs of success: Cooperation, Communication and Coordination, to bear in mind for the success of the Barangay Drug Clearing Program (BDCP).

This was followed by the signing of the pledge of commitment, for the “Nagkakaisang Adbokasiya Laban sa Iligal na Droga.