The provincial government of South Cotabato has recognized the local government units and individuals for exerting efforts to fight illegal drugs in the province.
Governor Reynaldo S. Tamayo Jr., chair of the Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Council (PADAC), led the awarding ceremony during the celebration of the Drug Abuse Prevention and Control (DAPC) Week with the theme, “Katarungan para sa Kalusugan, Kalusugan para sa Katarungan” held at EMR Convention Center, Koronadal City Monday, November 18.
“Police officers, individuals, and LGU’s are recognized for the efforts exerted to fight the battle against illegal drugs during the Search for Outstanding City/ Municipal Anti-Drug Abuse Council,” provincial government said.
The LGU-Surallah bagged first place and received P500,000 cash prize. It was also declared as the Outstanding Municipal Anti-Drug Abuse Council.
Placing second was Municipality of Sto. Niño receiving P400,000; third place was the Municipality of Norala getting P300,000; fourth place was Municipality of Tantangan, bagging P200,000; fifth place was Municipality of Banga, receiving P100,000.
Municipalities of T’boli, Lake Sebu, Tampakan, Koronadal, Tupi, Polomolok received consolation prize of P50,000.
The other awardees were the following:
• Best D.A.R.E Officer: Police Executive Master Sergeant Ricky Dajay Feren
• Best Barkada Kontra Droga (BKD) Implementor: John Porras (BKD Sto. Niño)
• Best Rehabilitation and Integration Cluster: MADAC- Polomolok
• Outstanding Secretariat Office: MADAC- Surallah.