Tuguegarao City, Cagayan— With the theme: DILG RO2: Walang Puwang ang Droga sa Matino, Mahusay at Maaasahang Ahensya, Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Region 02 was declared as a Drug Free Workplace by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Region 02 on May 11, 2018 at the DILG Regional Office 2, Carig Sur in this city.
The declaration of DILG Region 2 as drug-free was highlighted by the unveiling of the mural “Drug Free starts with Me” and commitment signing led by OIC ARD Elpidio Durwin and PDEA Chief Administrative Officer Renante Rosero.
RD Jonathan Paul M. Leusen, Jr., in a message read by OIC ARD Elpidio Durwin, said that as one of the agencies which enforces national laws like anti-drug abuse, the DILG should lead the fight against anti-illegal drugs.
In order to be a "Matino, Mahusay at Maasahang” DILG employee,he said that all Department employees should be drug-free.
On the other hand, PDEA’s Rosero congratulated DILG R2 and commended the agency for its efforts to ensure a drug free workplace.
He stressed that the drug free commitment of the agency does not end in the declaration but signifies the beginning of a life long commitment.
The event culminated with drug free activities for the personnel such as Zumba, table tennis and other indoor activities.
In November last year, the DILG regional office conducted A Drug-Free Workplace Orientation Seminar participated in by the management and personnel of the DILG Regional Office 2.
As a result of the seminar, an anti-drug abuse policy was formulated and all DILG regional office personnel underwent a mandatory drug testing to ensure a drug free environment.