Teams vs anomalies, drugs formed in Lagawe, Ifugao

>> Sunday, March 26, 2017

By Marcelo B. Lihgawon

LAGAWE, Ifugao -- Mayor Martin Habawel, Jr  of this capital town has ordered creation of teams to fight illegal drugs in barangays of this capital town. 
Dubbed “Mamamayang ayaw sa anomalya, mamamayang ayaw sa iligal na droga (Masa Masid),” a team will be formed in 20 barangays of this municipality.
“This is to heighten community involvement by mobilizing the support of local stakeholders, volunteers, civic organizations, faith-based organizations, and the private sectors in the fight against illegal drugs, criminality and corruption,” he  said.
The team will be composed of barangay captain, chairman of the peace and order committee and a representative from nongovernment organization in the community.
The team will be tasked to conduct information and education campaigns, organize forums, seminars and related activities on prevention and demand reduction, coordinate and partner with the schools for possible partnership on information drive against illegal drugs, and secure the support of local media such as radio, print and on the use of social media.
It will also encourage the support of interfaith leaders in incorporating anti-illegal drug advocacy in their services and forge partnership with local organizations whose primary mission is to fight illegal drugs.  

Masa Masid is a barangay-based anti-criminality, anti-corruption, and anti-illegal drugs program which encourages multi-sectoral partnership to intensify the spirit of volunteerism at the community level. 


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