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Iloilo City mayor wants all 180 barangays ‘drug-cleared’ by 2020

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A total of 61 barangays have been declared as “drug-cleared” in Iloilo City.

The regional oversight committee on the government’s anti-drug campaign announced yesterday that 27 more barangays were drug-free.

These are Danao, Flores, Gloria, Hipodromo, Kahirupan, Kauswagan, Legaspi De La Rama, Magsaysay, Maria Clara, Ortiz, Osmeña, President Roxas, Rizal Ibarra, and Veterans Village (City Proper district); Libertad (Lapuz district); Mohon and Sta. Filomena (Arevalo district); Democracia, El 98, Castilla, Lopez Jaena, Our Lady of Fatima, Our Lady of Lourdes, San Jose, San Roque, and Seminario (Jaro district); and Santa Rosa and Taft North (Mandurriao district).

The city has a total of 180 villages. (https://bit.ly/2r6R5EE)

“I am very happy that 27 more barangays were drug-cleared by the oversight committee. I thank everyone for their support to this most important program,” said Mayor Jerry Treñas.

Treñas said the goal is to make all the 180 barangays free from illegal drugs by next year.

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency leads the regional oversight committee. The members are the Department of Interior and Local Government, Department of Health, Philippine National Police, and local government units.

The 34 barangays previously declared as drug-cleared were Arsenal Aduana, Inday, Nonoy, Rima-Rizal, Sto. Rosario Duran, Tanza Timawa Zone 1, Tanza Timawa Zone 2, Yulo Arroyo, Ed Ganzon, Roxas Village, Sampaguita, and San Jose in the City Proper; Javellana, Luna and Sta. Isabel in Jaro; Calajunan, Dungon C, Guzman-Jesena, Pali-Benedicto, PHHC Block 17, PHHC Block 22, and San Rafael in Mandurriao; Avanceña, Poblacion, San Antonio, South Fundidor, and Taal in Molo; Banuyao, Aguinaldo and Lopez Jaena Sur in La Paz; Loboc and Punong in Lapuz; and Quezon and San Jose in Arevalo.