By Juancho Gallarde
DUMAGUETE CITY — The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Negros Oriental is urging barangay anti-drug abuse councils (BADACs) all over the province to properly document drug personalities who are residing in their respective areas.
PDEA provincial team leader Grace Cruz on Wednesday said the whereabouts of drug personalities in the barangays must be reported to the police.
In case of transfer to other places, for reasons of employment or in case of death, BADACs are required to pass a resolution stating the reasons so authorities can also be guided, she said.
In case of death, a copy of the death certificate should be attached to the resolution or a certificate of employment if the reason for his non-availability in the barangay where he or she is residing is job-related.
A BADAC is also required to submit a resolution stating the reasons why some drug personalities who are on the list refuse to undergo a community-based drug rehabilitation program.
Cruz said anti-drug operations will be conducted against surrenderers, including the newly identified drug personalities, if they refuse to heed the call of government for them to observe protocol.
PDEA noted that a number of barangays do not have an updated list of drug personalities in their respective areas except the first set of lists of surrenderers under the police’s “Oplan Tokhang”. (PNA)