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Moncada received the drug-cleared municipality certification from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), today, January 23, 2024. This recognition trails Moncada’s effective adherence to the measures outlined in Memorandum Circular No. 2021-019 of the said agency, and other legal principles.
The attainment of this certification stems from the thorough execution of anti-drug initiatives, including the rigorous implementation of Barangay drug-clearing programs and the allocation of substantial financial resources to fortify ongoing efforts.
Mayor Estelita M. Aquino, alongside key personnel such as Mr. Bryan N. Rivera – MLGOO, Hon. Rodolfo C. Espejo, Jr. – SB Member, Mr. Melchor B. Baldivino – MADAC Focal Person, Pmaj Jose L Natividad, Jr. – Acting Chief of Police, PSSg Yahanie G. Fabros – PNP Personnel, and Ivy M. Damo – Internal Auditor, received the certification.
Expressing gratitude, Mayor Aquino acknowledged the concerted efforts of the barangays in eliminating the drug threat within their jurisdiction. She also extended appreciation to partnering agencies for their firm support in activities related to this cause during a conversation with PDEA. Mayor Aquino emphasized the commitment to maintaining the achieved status, assuring the community that every possible measure would be taken for its preservation.

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