South Cotabato is not yet fully drug-free, but it’s very close to attaining that coveted title.
According to a Brigada News FM Koronadal report Sunday (August 13), only eight out of the 199 Barangays in the province is affected by the illegal drug problem.
The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) identified these Barangays as General Paulino Santos in Koronadal; Ambalgan in Sto. Niño; Kematu in Tboli; Ned, Talisay and Seloton in Lake Sebu; and Poblacion and Kipalbig in Tampakan.
Even so, the PDEA has classified these villages as only “slightly” affected by illegal drugs.
At it stand, South Cotabato is 94.97 percent drug-cleared.