By Felipe V. Celino
ROXAS CITY, Capiz – The Office of the President’s Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD) bestowed the “BALANGAY SEAL OF EXCELLENCE” award on Jamindan town following the declaration of its 30 barangays as drug cleared.
Jamindan had been declared a Drug Cleared Municipality on Nov 29, 2022.
Mayor Mac Valdemar received the award together with Municipal Local Government Operations Officer IV Joy Rino Balad-on, Dr. Antonio Emilio Orocio III of the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office and Police Captain Tobias Garfin.
Jamindan is one of the four local government unit (LGU)-awardees in Western Visayas.
Valdemar said that through the collective effort and support of the Municipal Anti-Drug Abuse Council (MADAC), the municipality was declared by the Regional Oversight Committee for Drug Clearing Program (ROCDCP) as a Drug Cleared Municipality in Capiz.
The recognition is also the result of the help and coordination of all government agencies including the local government of Jamindan, the 30 barangays, and the people of Jamindan.
The declaration was based on the virtual deliberation by regional officials of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), Department of Health (DOH), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Philippine National Police (PNP).
Jamindan was the first town in the whole province of Capiz and second in the whole of Western Visayas to be proclaimed a “Drug Cleared Municipality.”