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SIETE BALITA - Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Caraga confirms the data released by DILG regarding the high performance of the local government unit in the war on drugs.

In a statement by Irvin John Coderis, Assistant Regional Director of PDEA Caraga, the region has the highest number of barangay cleared on drugs nationwide.

“The highest number of barangay drug cleared, number of barangay drug cleared in the whole Philippines. So it says a lot about how the LGU supports our anti-drug campaigns,” Coderis said.

DILG Caraga has criteria as a basis on how the Anti-drugs Abuse Council performs wherein PDEA is one of the auditors.

The province of Agusan del Norte is one of the three (3) areas in the region declared as drug cleared.

“ …Impact na nagsasabi how well the local government unit, the national government agencies perform [well] sa atin anti-drug campaign,” he said.

(This impact says a lot about how well the local government unit and government agencies perform in the anti-drug campaign.)

While the remaining provinces of Surigao del Norte and Butuan City still have drug personalities that are not yet arrested. As a result, the said provinces remain in the fight against illegal drugs.

“…Mga personalities na hindi pa makita, hindi pa nahuhuli ditto sa Butuan City and then sa Surigao del Norte. Sa Surigao del Norte kasi napakalaki ng chances ng mga anti-drug activities in Siargao because this is the main tourist spot of this region so nandoon pa rin, marami pa rin pumapasok,” said Coderis.

(Some personalities are not yet caught here in Butuan City and Surigao del Norte. Siargao, Surigao del Norte has high chances of illegal drug activities because it is the main tourist spot of the region.)

PDEA Caraga acknowledges the public of their efforts in reporting the illegal use of drugs and their active involvement in the anti-drug campaign.

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