MAITUM, Sarangani (October 16, 2020) – “We can achieve a drug free-municipality if we help each other in legal ways,” says Atty. Rey T. Renita in his presentation of Salient Provision of Republic Act No. 9165 and overview of Barangay Drug Clearing Program for orientation/re-orientation of Barangay Drug Clearing Program at the municipal gymnasium on October 7. Pursuant to Republic Act No. 7160 Chapter IV, Sec. 39, paragraph 20 of the Local Government Code of the Philippines, barangays shall adopt measures towards prevention and eradication of drug abuse. Memorandum Circular No. 2015-063 issued by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) also calls for the revitalization of their respective Barangay Drug Abuse Councils and for the latter to formulate, plan, strategize and implement and evaluate programs and projects on drug prevention. This program aims to intensify the war against drugs of President Rodrigo R. Duterte. (John James I. Doctor/MAITUM INFORMATION OFFICE)#MasaganangMaitum#SulongSarangani