DILG CALABARZON launched MASA MASID Program; CALABARZON LNB Presidents undertook drug test
To ensure that fight against the prevalence of illegal drugs and corruption in the community is in place, DILG Region IV-A launched Mamamayang Ayaw as Anomalya, Mamamayang Ayaw sa Iligal na Droga or MASA MASID on November 10, 2016 at the Development Academy of the Philippines, Tagaytay City, Cavite. The creation of MASA MASID Teams and the creation of Community-Based Rehabilitation Network are among the deliverables of the program.
DILG CALABARZON Regional Director Manuel Q. Gotis shared that the principle of MASA MASID is volunteerism. “We encourage community members to help drug users subject themselves to rehabilitation,” he said.
The Regional MASA MASID Launching was attended by civic society organizations, LNB City/Municipal Chapter Presidents, religious leaders and representatives of the Governors. The invited officials and guests signified their commitment to the implementation of the program thru their messages and as manifested by the signing of pledge of commitment.
RD Gotis added “The Department believes that the barangay government plays a vital role in this endeavor as they provide frontline services at the grassroots level.”
Prior to the MASA MASID launch, the DILG IV-A in partnership with the CALABARZON Regional Liga ng mga Barangay (LnB) conducted Consultation Workshop on Crafting The Anti-Drug Abuse Program of the Liga ng mga Barangay (LNB) on November 8-9, 2016 at Days Hotel, Tagaytay City.
The members of the Regional Management Coordinating Committee (RMCC) took the opportunity to meet and to assist the LnB in preparing their Provincial Action Plan. Said plan will be implemented in all the barangays of the cities and municipalities within the region.
One of the highlights of the activity is the collective and voluntary submission of all LNB City/Municipal Chapter Presidents to undergo drug test in solidarity with the campaign of President Duterte. The drug-testing of all LNB Presidents is a priority program of LNB Regional Chapter President Jose Erwin C. Esguerra, Sr.
“We recognize that drug proliferation is a major problem and this is our way of showing our support to the current administration’s thrust of eliminating of drug menace in the community,” BM Esguerra said.
“This combat against illegal drugs in the barangay level will only be possible if our barangay officials are along our side,” RD Gotis added.
The results showed that all the 85 LNB Presidents and DILG personnel tested yield negative results for illegal drugs.