|Oath-taking of Tabogon's BADAC|
The Municipality of Tabogon activated its Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Council (BADAC) for each of the town's 25 barangays. This will serve as its first line of defense against illegal drugs.
Joey Herrera, Executive Director of the Cebu Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Commission (CPADAC), assured that the Province is willing to help and assist BADAC in its effort to repress illegal drug activities. He said that BADACs must be strong-willed in informing the municipal mayor and police chief of any suspected activities.
Tabogon’s municipal anti-drug abuse council is headed by Mayor Zigfred Duterte and co-headed by town’s police chief Insp. Bonifacio Pareja.
“You are the town’s front-liners in terms of information and action. Without your support, we cannot achieve our goals in our campaign against illegal drugs. The same goes for the Province and PDEA,” said Duterte.
The mayor said that illegal drugs were rampant in the town long before he became a public official. He said that illegal drug activities has been minimized through cooperation with local police.
Liga ng Barangay(LnB) - Tabogon Chapter was encouraged to activate BADACs after understading the drug situation in the Province of Cebu during the LnB-Cebu Annual General Assembly where the Provincial Government in partnership with the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI) formally launched the Just Say No program of CPADAC.
The program aims to unify local government officials, law enforcement agencies, youth, schools, parents, businesses and local media to fight drug menace.