Over 200 NegOcc brgys now ‘drug-cleared’

Posted by watchmen
December 1, 2020
Posted in HEADLINE

By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga

Elements of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) – Negros Occidental recently conducted random paneling and K9 sweeping operation at the Bacolod City South Ceres Terminal in Luzuriaga St., Bacolod City and Bacolod Ceres Northbus Terminal in the city’s Lacson St. (PDEA-6 photos)

The number of drug-cleared barangays in Negros Occidental has now reached to over 200 prior to the end of 2020.

Provincial Board Member Juvy Pepello, president of the Liga ng mga Barangay Negros Occidental chapter, said the number is based on the data given to her by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA).

Pepello said of the 601 barangays, 176 have already been officially declared as drug-cleared while 31 barangays are now undergoing deliberation and the decision should be released before this year ends.

In all, Pepello said 207 barangays will be drug free by 2021.

Despite the comprehensive work of the provincial government, Pepello said some of the province’s residents have second thoughts on helping them due to fears that they could get their lives or the lives of their families in danger./DGB, WDJ

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