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Toby Tiangco lauds PDEA’s declaration of another Navotas barangay as drug-free

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The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) has recognized another barangay in Navotas as being cleared from illegal drugs.

Barangay Bagumbayan North (BBN) is the 9th village in Navotas that has been declared drug-cleared. Other drug-cleared barangays included North Bay Boulevard South (NBBS) Dagat-dagatan, NBBS Proper and NBBS Kaunlaran, Navotas East and Navotas West, Tanza I and Tanza II, and San Rafael Village.

Mayor Toby Tiangco, together with members of the city council, handed the PDEA certificate to Barangay Chairperson Marilou Gonzales.

“The fight against illegal drugs is long and arduous, yet we forge ahead knowing that every success we achieve—however small it may be—redounds to the welfare and benefit of our people,” Tiangco said.

The certificate stated that BBN has been drug-cleared as of October 22, 2019 after thorough assessment and validation on their compliance with Section 8 of Dangerous Drugs Board Regulation No. 3, series of 2017.

For a barangay to be drug-cleared, drug personalities under its unified watchlist should have been given appropriate intervention, it has a drug-free workplace, barangay officials are actively advocating for anti-drug campaign, among others.