By: ERWIN G. BELEO
BADAC OATH – Newly seated City Mayor Hermenegildo Dong Gualberto lead the oath-taking ceremony, the 271 individuals swore-in, including their officials from its 42 barangays, to make up the new officials and members of the Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Council (BADAC), Friday (July 1, 2016). (Photo by: ERWIN G. BELEO)
SAN FERNANDO CITY , La Union – City Mayor Hermenegildo Dong Gualberto will intensify, in line with the Duterte Administration's relentless anti-illegal drugs implementation, starting from its barangays.
In cooperation with the Department of Interior Local Government (DILG), the newly-seated mayor swore-in 271 individuals, including their officials from its 42 barangays, to make up the new officials and members of the Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Council (BADAC), here Friday ( July 1, 2016 ).
It is remembered that BADAC's principal provision to local government authorities would serve as the first line of defense in drug- clearing operations due to strong anti-drug campaign of President Rodrigo Duterte and Philippine National Police Dir. Gen. Rolando Dela Rosa and the strong on in clamor of the citizenry to eliminate drug proliferation, particularly shabu, in the communities.
Gualberto sternly reminded the oath-takers to act on their promised responsibilities and duties to fight drugs on their jurisdictions as they also attached their signatures.
“With honor but it comes big responsibility,” Gualberto told them, “We will show alignment and support to the directive of the President and to fight, stop this illegal activity," he added.
It was witnessed by City Councilor Ramon Laudencia, City DILG dir. Lily Ann Colisao, Pol. Dir.Supt. Bryant Demot, Pastor Brennus Paragas, and city legal officer, Nancy Bilaoen.
The 42 barangays are from Abut, Bacsil, Bangbangolan, Bangcusay,Barangay I, Barangay III, Baraoas, Biday, Birunget, Bungro, Cabaroan, Cadaclan, Calabugao, Carlatan, Catbangen, Dallangayan Este, Dalumpinas Este, Dalumpinas Oeste, Ilocanos Norte, Ilocanos Sur, Langcuas, Lingsat, Mameltac, Nagyubuyuban, Narra Este, Narra Oeste, Pagdalagan, Pagdaraoan, Pagudpud, Pao Norte, Parian, Poro,
Sagayad, San Agustin, San Francisco, San Vicente, Santiago Norte, Santiago Sur, Saoay, Sevilla, Siboan-Otong, Tanqui, Tanquigan.
BADAC OATH – Newly seated City Mayor Hermenegildo Dong Gualberto meets the 271 individuals including their officials from its 42 barangays during the oath-taking ceremony to make up the new officials and members of the Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Council (BADAC), held at Ortega Gym, San Fernando City, La Union, Friday (July 1, 2016). (Photo by: ERWIN G. BELEO)