Issue of December 3, 2017

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Officials attend drug awareness summit
by PIA

The Department of Health spearheaded a drug awareness summit for Cordillera local chief executives and officials of provincial health offices in Baguio last week, in line with the Philippine Health Agenda 2016-2022 and the government’s campaign against illegal drugs.

DOH Regional Director Lakshmi Legaspi said the summit aimed to help local chief executives and their local health partners improve their community-based rehabilitation and treatment programs and services through the sharing of best practices and interaction with the resource speakers.

Lilybeth Selda, Preventive Education Section head of Quezon City’s “Tahanan” talked about their LGU’s community-based treatment and care services while Laoac, Pangasinan Municipal Health Officer Danilo Rebugio shared their community- based rehabilitation program. Dr. Jerome Paler of Gawad Kalinga Southern Leyte also shared their “Rehab Without Walls” program.

Highlighting the summit was the pledge of commitment of the participants to support the DOH’s campaign on dangerous drug prevention and treatment towards the overall goal of achieving drug-free barangays, municipalities and provinces for a better Cordillera and for a better Philippines.

On the government’s campaign against dangerous drugs, Legaspi disclosed that the DOH continues to provide training to barangay and municipal anti-drug abuse councils.

For center-based rehabilitation and treatment, DOH also gives trainings to doctors and health workers especially on mental health gaps.

Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Cordillera Public Information Officer Frederick Joseph Calulut, meanwhile, presented updates on the fight against dangerous drugs.

From July 1, 2016 to Sept. 26 of this year, nationwide data shows that with 76,863 anti-drug operations conducted by various government law enforcement agencies, there were 113,932 drug personalities arrested and 593 minors rescued from the illegal drug menace.

He also stressed the important role of local partners down to the barangay level, both in dangerous drug prevention and rehabilitation and treatment.

“People on the ground will be the first to know what is going in their respective communities, thus we encourage you to report to authorities any illegal activities in your area,” Calulut said.

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