CBDRP Exemplary Recognition

To cater the needs of drug surrenderers in need of treatment and rehabilitation, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has issued the guidelines for the implementation of Community-Based Drug Rehabilitation Program (CBDRP) at the local level.

This is to have a holistic approach in rehabilitating the surrendered people who use drugs (PWUDs) with aim to focus on the healing of the body, mind and soul through counseling and other therapeutic sessions.

To deliver a comprehensive policy for CBDRP, the Department of the Interior and Local Government, through BLGS and PADS-PMO are conducting a CBDRP onsite-monitoring, assessment and documentation of the selected LGUs in the country.

The participants of this activity are Ms. Giandelu Carissa Santos, Ms. Raquel Tolentino, Ms. Pauline Dominique Caparas, Ms. Krizia Mae Argosines, Ms. Joylyn Marie Manuel, Ms. Reo Claire Alosado from Philippine Anti-Drug Strategy-Project Monitoring Office (PADS-PMO) and BLGS central office, DILG Regional Office 6 represented by Ms. Shery Narciso as the Regional ADAC Technical Assistant, with Ma’am Anna Carolina Jardiolin, Ma’am Judy Mae Sajo, Sir Whel Frank Santias and MLGOO Ma’am Belle Alavarta from DILG Provincial Office. On the other hand, Mayor Jose Jeffrey Lomugdang, Dr. Roselyn E. Babayen-on, John John Sumanting, Merlyn Alojado, Christine Escobillas and Fredoneth Jonelas represented the Local Government Unit of Culasi and PCpl Sheena May Diones representing the PNP-Culasi PMS.

On June 09, 2022, the municipality undergo the assessment. The result of the assessment shall serve as basis for benchmarking and development of the CBDRP Policy. During this activity, the DILG, through PADS-PMO awarded Municipality of Culasi a Certificate of Recognition for exemplarily implementing and sustaining the Community-Based Drug Rehabilitation Program (CBDRP) and Aftercare Program, resulting to 163 rehabilitated illegal drug users, one of the highest, from 2017 to 2021.

This made Culasi a 1 of the 21 identified municipalities nationwide, the only municipality in the Province of Antique to receives such recognition from DILG through Philippine Anti-Illegal Drugs Strategy Project Management Office (PADS-PMO) and the Bureau of the local Government supervision (BLGS).