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.