PDEA Discussed Revised Guidelines In Barangay Drug-Clearing Operations In Ibaan SIPAG Assembly

August 10, 2017 | Kharen Tejada

In order to further enlighten the community and those involved in drug-clearing operations, PDEA Region 4A Chief Public Information Officer Ms. Mary Ann M. Lorenzo and PDEA Agent Ms. Kathleen De Ocampo visited Ibaan to conduct discussion and presentation on the procedures of Barangay Drug-Clearing Operation as part of Simula Ng Pag-asa (SIPAG) Assembly Meeting led by Mayor Danny Toreja held at  Saint James Greater Parish Formation Center, August 7.

Also present during the presentation are Ibaan-PNP, representatives from religious sector, education sector, Barangay Chairmen and other NGOs and POs.

Ms. Lorenzo particularly focused on the Dangerous Drugs Board Resolution No. 2 s.2007 or the Revised Guidelines In The Conduct Of Barangay Drug Clearing Operations.

The following are the content of her presentation.

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PDEA Region IV-A Chief Public Information Officer Ms. Mary Ann M. Lorenzo

SECTION 1.

 Conduct of Barangay Drug-Clearing Operations – The clearing
of drug-affected barangays shall be conducted in three (3) phases, namely:

A. Pre-Operation Phase – The activities to be undertaken under this
stage shall commence with laying the groundwork and bases for effective and
sustainable clearing operations against drug-affected barangays:

i. Activation of BADACs, BADAC Auxiliary Teams and SK in each
barangay and definition and allocation of responsibilities for barangay drug-clearing
activities. [OPR: CLGOO/MLGOO supported by Local PNP Unit]

ii. Capability enhancement of all stakeholders in barangay clearing
operations through the conduct of basic drug prevention and control seminars, giving
emphasis to collection and analysis of drug-related information and prevention
education. [OPR: Local PNP Unit supported by Local Government Health Officer, Local Government Social Welfare Officer, DECS Representative, & SK Chairman]

iii. Organization of house clusters with designated cluster leader in
each barangay. The cluster leader shall directly report to the BADAC Chairman
all essential facts of any illegal drug activities within his/her cluster, such as name(s) of
pushers/users, marijuana cultivation activities, clandestine laboratory operations and
other drug-related data.  [OPR: Local PNP Unit supported by Local Government Social Welfare Officer, Local Government Health Officer & BADAC]

iv. Submission by the BADAC Chairman of consolidated
information report to CADAC/MADAC and local police unit concerned for the formulation
and validation of watchlist of drug personalities in every barangay. [OPR: BADAC
Chairman supported by Local PNP Unit]

v. Determination of priority drug-affected barangays, taking into
consideration the number of drug users/pushers and the gravity of the drug problem in
the area, for the conduct of police operations and advocacy/preventive education
seminar. [OPR: Local PNP Unit supported by Local Government Health Officer, Local
Government Social Welfare Officer, DECS Representative & SK Chairman]

vi. Enactment of city or municipal ordinances creating
Administrative Boards to hear and act on complaints regarding public nuisances
pursuant to Section 52, Article VII of Republic Act 9165. [OPR: Local Sanggunians]

vii. Establishment of Rehabilitation Referral Desk in every barangay
to endorse drug dependents to the duly authorized representative of the Dangerous
Drugs Board pursuant to Article VIII of RA 9165 and pertinent issuances of the Board.
[OPR: Local Government Health Officer and Local Government Social Welfare Officer in coordination with the Treatment and Rehabilitation Center (TRC) Administrator]

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Hinikayat ni Mayor Danny Toreja ang lahat na magkaisa na sundin ang mga tagubilin ng PDEA upang makamit ng Ibaan ang estado bilang isang “drug-free municipality”.

B. Operation Phase – The objective of the operation phase is the actual
implementation drug supply and demand reduction strategies in priority drug-affected
barangays.

i. Arrest of identified drug users/pushers through “citizen’s arrest”,
buy-bust operation, and service of Search Warrants and Warrants of Arrest. [OPR:
PDEA, Local PNP & City/Mun. Prosecutor]

ii. Administrative searches (regulatory inspections) of suspected
drug dens, clandestine laboratories and chemical warehouses in coordination with
City/Municipal regulatory offices. [OPR: Local PNP Unit, Local Government Health
Officer, Local BFP Unit & other concerned local offices]

iii. Filing of complaints for abatement of public nuisance with the
City/Municipal Administrative Boards against places or premises used as sites of
unlawful sale or delivery of dangerous drugs pursuant to Section 52, Article VII of RA
9165 . [OPR: Local PNP Unit, Local Government Health Officer & Local BFP Unit]

iv. Conduct of advocacy and/or preventive education seminars,
giving emphasis to the role of parents and children in the anti-drug campaign, ill-effects
of drugs and consequences of drug abuse. This includes the conduct of lectures on the
proper procedures on rehabilitation of drug dependents pursuant to RA 9165 and
pertinent DDB Regulations. [OPR: Local Government Social Welfare Officer, Local
Government Health Officer, DECS Representative, BADAC & Local PNP Unit]

v. Processing of application for voluntary or compulsory
rehabilitation pursuant to pertinent DDB Regulations.  [OPR: Local Government Health Officer & Local Government Social Welfare Officer]

C. Post – Operation Phase -This phase aims to maintain the “DRUGCLEARED”
status of the barangays after drug-clearing operations thru support activities
to be funded from the general fund of the barangay.

i. Implementation of sustainable support projects such as sports,
religious and social activities in the barangay. [OPR: SK Chairman supported byChurch
Group Representative, Local PNP Unit, Local Government Social Welfare Officer, Local Government Health Officer & Local Sanggunian]

ii. Conduct of regular lectures, programs or fora on the ill-effects of
drug abuse and the implementation of measures towards drug abuse prevention and
eradication. [OPR: Local PNP Unit supported by Local Government Health Officer,
Local Government Social Welfare Officer, DECS Representative, SK Chairman & Local Sanggunian]

SECTION 2.

Classification of Barangays – The following classification of
barangays shall be observed in determining the priority areas for clearing operations:

i. Drug-Unaffected Barangay – Has not ever been plagued or beset by
any illegal drug activities.

ii. Drug-Affected Barangay – Existence of drug user, pusher,
manufacturer, marijuana cultivator, or other drug personality, regardless of
number.

iii. Drug-Cleared Barangay – Subjected to drug-clearing operations
and declared free from any illegal drug activities pursuant to the
parameters set forth in this Regulation.

SECTION 3.

Parameters for declaring “DRUG-CLEARED” status of drugaffected
barangays.
a. Non-availability of drug supply;
b. Absence of drug transit/transshipment activity;
c. Absence of clandestine drug laboratory;
d. Absence of clandestine drug warehouse;
e. Absence of clandestine chemical warehouse;
f. Absence of marijuana cultivation site;
g. Absence of drug den, dive or resort;
h. Absence of drug pusher;
i. Absence of drug user/dependent;
j. Absence of protector/ coddler and financier;
k. Active involvement of barangay officials in anti-drug activities;
l. Active involvement of SK to help maintain the drug-liberated status of
the barangay;
m. Existence of drug awareness, preventive education and information,
and other related programs; and
n. Existence of voluntary and compulsory drug treatment & rehabilitation
processing desk.

SECTION 4.

Certifying the “DRUG-CLEARED” status of drug-affected
barangay – After conducting drug-clearing operations in affected barangays, the chief of
the local police unit shall issue a certification declaring the “DRUG-CLEARED” status of
the affected barangay that has been subjected to drug-clearing operations. The
certificate shall be attested by the Chairman, CADAC/MADAC.

SECTION 5.

Responsibility of OPR & Support Unit/Agency – To ensure the
realization of each phase of barangay drug-clearing operations, the OPR for each
activity as specified under Section 1 (A), (B) & (C) of this Regulation shall initiate the
performance of assigned task(s) while the support units/agencies shall give the
assistance and cooperation required.

SECTION 6.

Fund Support for Barangay Drug-Clearing Operations – The
Local Government Units are enjoined to appropriate funds for barangay drug-clearing
operations pursuant to Section 51, Article VII of RA 9165 and other existing laws, rules
and regulations. The Local Police Unit concerned, being the lead unit in the
implementation of these guidelines, shall submit an annual budget proposal for
barangay drug-clearing operations to the LCE to form part of the executive budget of
the LGUs for appropriation by the Local Sanggunian.

SECTION 7.

General Supervision of Barangay Drug-Clearing Operations –
For purposes of effective monitoring of the implementation of barangay drug-clearing
operations, the Director General, PDEA shall be the Officer Primarily Responsible
(OPR) for providing general supervision over the implementation of this Regulation
pursuant to Sections 83 and 84, RA 9165. The PNP shall designate a secretariat that
will collate reports and maintain periodic statistics on barangay drug-clearing operations
for evaluation/analysis and continuing enhancement of processes and procedures.

SECTION 8.

Reporting System – The concerned police unit in the
City/Municipality shall submit monthly reports on barangay drug-clearing operations to
the PNP chain of command. The Chief, PNP, thru the PNP Anti-Illegal Drugs Special
Operations Task Force shall submit a consolidated report to the PDEA and DDB, copy
furnished SILG.

SECTION 9.

Amendments – These revised guidelines may be amended and/or
modified from time to time by the Board as the need arises and upon prior consultation
with the stakeholders of barangay drug-clearing operations.

 

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