Silay offers lot to build PDEA provincial office

Alex Tablate (seated 2nd from right), PDEA-6 acting regional director, along with assistant regional director Donelyn Hemedez and PDEA-Negros Occidental head Nicholas Gomez (seated 1st from right) visit Silay City Mayor Mark Golez (center) Tuesday. (Photo courtesy of PDEA-6)

By Glazyl Y. Masculino

BACOLOD City – The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Negros Occidental will soon have its own office building in Silay City.

The matter was discussed after PDEA-6 acting regional director Alex Tablate, along with assistant regional director Donelyn Hemedez, members of the Regional Barangay Drug Clearing Program Team (RBDCPT) and personnel of the PDEA-Negros Occidental led by Nicholas Gomez paid a courtesy visit to Silay City Mayor Mark Golez at the Mayor’s Office yesterday.

The city government of Silay offered a lot as the ideal location for the construction of the PDEA-Negros Occidental Provincial Office.

According to a press release of PDEA-6, the office will be the first of its kind in Western Visayas.

The project will be funded through the efforts of Abang Lingkod Partylist Rep. Stephen Paduano, who is a Negrense.

Further, Golez also expressed his full support in providing logistical needs and assistance in the anti-drug efforts of PDEA in the province.

Hemedez and the Silay City Anti-Drug Abuse Council will convene for a meeting to introduce the concept of DDB Regulation No. 2 series of 2018 known as the Balay Silangan Reformation Center, which is a shelter intended to reform drug offenders into self-sufficient and law-abiding members of the society.