In the past year, Liloan has had over 1,900 drug surrenderees. We launched Operation Second Chance to provide community rehab, livelihood training and employment opportunities in exchange for community service.
We also intensified law enforcement operations resulting in a multitude of arrests; and enacted legislative measures for this purpose.
As a result, Liloan was ranked the number 1 local government unit in the Province of Cebu's Sugbo Kontra Droga Program 2016.
Amidst the challenges we have faced in combatting the drug menace, we have found that addressing such a complex problem requires a strategic community-based approach participated in by various sectors.
Yesterday, we held an orientation for over 200 members of our Municipal and Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Councils, Barangay Officials, Police, Auxiliary Forces, NGOs and other stakeholders to discuss the institutionalization of drug clearing operations in the hopes of empowering our community stakeholders and ridding our beloved town of the scourge of drugs that is a hindrance to peace and development. ??
I thank our Association of Barangay Captains headed by Capt. Johnny Cantero, CPADAO headed by former Board Member Ivy Durano-Meca, PDEA Regional Director Yogi Ruiz, Dr. Pocholo Delos Santos, and other resource persons for their invaluable support and expertise!