PDEA hails Makati anti-drug abuse council for its Best Practice

September 6, 2011 10:01 pm 

MANILA, Sept. 6 — The Makati Anti-Drug Abuse Council (MADAC) was conferred a plaque of recognition by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) for its ‘exceptional contributions in preventive and control strategies in combating the drug problem in Makati City.

Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin S. Binay thanked PDEA for citing MADAC as a best practice worth replicating in the nationwide campaign against illegal drugs, which he said strengthened their resolve to work towards a drug-free city.

“This latest achievement of MADAC has added fuel to our commitment to pursue a ‘drug-free Makati’ with unrelenting determination and through strategic collaboration with our stakeholders and mandated agencies like the PDEA. I congratulate the MADAC officials and personnel, led by P/Supt. Jaime Santos, for demonstrating exemplary dedication and hard work to effectively fulfill its crucial role in resolving the drug menace in Makati,” Binay said.

MADAC officials and Supt. Jaime Santos, Makati chief of police, received the award at the PDEA National Head Office in a ceremony marking the latter’s 9th anniversary last Monday.

The mayor said that Makati continues to be strongly committed to supporting the attainment of the collective vision of a drug-free Philippines.

Based on its reports to the mayor, MADAC regularly conducts surveillance, test buy, and buy bust operations that have resulted in the arrest of a total of 46 pushers-users combined for the period of August 2010 to August 2011. During the said period, MADAC assisted and referred a total of 129 drug dependents and substance abusers to the Department of Health Treatment and Rehabilitation Center (DOH-TRC) in Bicutan. (PNA)

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