Mar 16, 2017

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Community officials, volunteers unite vs illegal drugs, corruption

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – Some community officials and volunteers joined hands to further strengthen the Mamamayang Ayaw SA Anomalya, Mamamayang Ayaw Sa Illegal na Droga (MASA MASID) in fighting illegal drugs and corruption in the community.

This was convened during the MASA MASID Orientation conducted by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) held at Brenz Z. Guiao Convention Center.

Facing the crowd, Regional Director Julie Daquiaog pointed out the role of the communities that has the common goal to combat illegal drugs cannot be undermined.

Daquioag also stressed that Pampanga has the potential to be a role model province that promotes peaceful and progressive community.

“If we can turn all the 505 barangays of Pampanga into a drug free and peaceful community. Then, Pampanga can be considered number 1 in terms of peace and order in the entire country. You (officials) are our chance to achieve peaceful and resilient communities,” she added.

DILG Provincial Director Myrvi Fabia also reiterated her call to the barangay officials to act on their duties and responsibilities.

“As an official of this country, we are mandated to protect and secure the community to the best that we can,” Fabia added.

The MASA MASID is composed of representatives from non-government organizations, barangay anti-drug abuse councils (BADAC) and community volunteers.

At present there are atleast 721 MASA MASID volunteers in Pampanga.

Ma. Reina Len Luna