Another 20 drug affected barangays in Region 10 were declared as drug-free yesterday, December 13, 2023, said PRO10 Regional Director PBGen Ricardo G Layug, Jr.

As of December 14, 2023, PRO10 has declared a total of 1,482 or 79.42% across the region as drug cleared from illegal drugs.

The following 20 barangays have been declared drug-free: Brgy. 2, Talakag, Bukidnon; Brgy. Tongantongan, Valencia City, Bukidnon; Brgy. Vista Villa, Sumilao, Bukidnon; Brgy. Panaliwad-on, Salvador, Lanao del Norte; Brgy. Dalama, Tubod, Lanao del Norte; Brgy. Boundary, Sapang Dalaga, Misamis Occidental; Brgy. Bitibut, Sapang Dalaga, Misamis Oriental; Brgy. Libertad Bajo, Sinacaban, Misamis Occidental; Brgy. Cogon, Balingasag, Misamis Oriental; Brgy. Napaliran, Balingasag, Misamis Oriental; Brgy. Baliwagan, Balingasag, Misamis Oriental; Brgy. Pagawan, Manticao, Misamis Oriental; Brgy. Mahayahay, Manticao, Misamis Oriental; Brgy. Bagubod, Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental; Brgy. Murallon, Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental; Brgy. Mimbalagon, Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental; Brgy. Gracia, Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental; Brgy. Madahilag, Talisayan, Misamis Oriental; Brgy. 25, Cagayan de Oro City; and Brgy. Santo Rosario, Iligan City.

Further, 384 barangays have remained affected by the drug menace. RICARDO G LAYUG JR., Regional Director, PRO10 emphasized that the cooperation of the PNP, other agencies, local government units, and the community have been instrumental in achieving these significant milestones.
“Our collective efforts in the drug-clearing operations have been successful. We are taking significant step towards a safer and healthier community.

The clearing of this 20 drug affected barangays is a testament to our dedication, hardwork and unwavering commitment. We must continue to strive for a drug-free region, and I have no doubt that with our program thrust C.A.R.D.O. which highlights the outstanding partnership and collaboration with the community and stakeholders, we will achieve this goal.,” he said.

He also said that PRO10, together with the PDEA and other concerned agencies, remains fully committed to clearing the remaining affected barangays. ###