Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Provincial Officer Elmer T. Ebona confers with Vice-Mayor Karissa Tolentino-Maxino on the status of the barangay drug clearing program and the intervention program for Persons Who Use Drugs (PWUDs).
Agent Ebona said that there are 1, 013 PWUDs in Dumaguete City, many of them users who were identified from 2016 to 2018.
The City Social Welfare and Development Office has been tasked in the aftercare of those who completed the 13-session Matrix Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program so they could get livelihood and be integrated to the mainstream society.
Liga ng mga Barangay President Dionie Amores and Sangguiniang Kabataan President Renz Macion also pledged to continue the information drive against illegal drugs use in the barangays and among the youth.
PDEA will also be coordinating with the Department of Health, City Health Office, CSWDO and Department of Interior and Local Government for the continued implementation of the agency’s programs and initiatives.