A total of 24 villages in Bohol including all of Maribojoc town’s 22 barangays have complied with parameters set by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Bohol for drug-free zones in the province, said an official of the agency’s local field office.
The list of barangays that met the requirements for the validation and declaration of their drug-free status was submitted by Task Group Banat of Task Force Dagon, led by PDEA-Bohol, to the Office of the Governor.
According to PDEA Bohol agent Nicoloas Gomez, the same documents showing the villages with drug-free status will be forwarded to the Regional Oversight Committee led by PDEA regional office for further validation.
The drug-free Maribojoc villages are the following: Agahay, Aliguay, Anislag, Bayacabac, Bood, Busao, Cabawan, Candavid, Dipatlong, Guiwanon, Jandig, Lagtangon, Lincod, Pagnitoan, Poblacion, Punsod, Punta Cruz, San Isidro, San Roque, San Vicente, Tinibgan, and Toril.
Two of Bilar’s 19 barangays, Villa Suerte and Rizal, were also included in the list of villages deemed ready for validation at the regional level.
All of the said villages have submitted the necessary documents for further clearance by the oversight committee which also includes the Department of Interior and Local Government, Philippine National Police, Department of Health and local government units, said Gomez.
Meanwhile, 600 of Bohol’s 1,109 barangays continued to be assessed by PDEA Bohol to determine if these have met requirements needed for evaluation at the regional level.