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75% of WV barangays drug-cleared – PDEA

first_imgPDEA-6 regional director Alex Tablate “I encourage local government units to stay steadfast in complyingwith the parameters set forth by Dangerous Drugs Board Regulation No. 3 seriesof 2017 so as to lower the percentage of drug affection in the barangays andultimately, to make Western Visayas free from illegal drugs,” said Tablate. * Aklan – 90.83 percent of 327 barangays * Capiz – 64.48 percent of 473 barangays * absence of marijuana cultivation site According to Regional Director Alex Tablate, the 74.52 percent isequivalent to 3,018 barangays. * Antique – 98.31 percent of 590 barangays These are the parameters: Yesterday, the ROC also formally announced Bingawan asdrug-cleared. * Negros Occidental – 28.29 percent of 601 barangays Last month, the ROC has declared four Iloilo municipalities asdrug-cleared. These were Miag-ao, Igbaras, Guimbal, and Dingle. The ROC is composed of the Department of Interior and LocalGovernment, Philippine National Police, Department of Health, and localgovernment units, with PDEA as lead agency. * absence of drug den / dive / resort “We have 25.48 percent more barangays to clear in 2020,” said Tablatewho also chairs the Regional Oversight Committee (ROC). Tablate emphasized that securing a drug-cleared status is notenough for a barangay; it should maintain such status. During the 18th ROC meeting on Dec. 17, 142 barangays weredeclared as “drug-cleared.” * Iloilo – 88.50 percent of 1,721 barangayscenter_img * drug awareness, preventive education and information, and otherrelated programs * non-availability of drug supply Here’s the percentage of the drug-cleared barangays per province: * Guimaras – 75. 51 percent of 98 barangays For the two highly urbanized cities in the region: Iloilo City –33.89 percent of 180 barangays; Bacolod City – 13.12 percent of 61 barangays The component city of Pass was also declared as such. * active involvement of barangay officials in antidrug activities He also pushed for the establishment of “Balay Silangan” drugrehabilitation centers in each municipality and city. So far in Region 6, fourBalay Silangan facilities have been established, he said. * absence of clandestine drug laboratory / drug warehouse /chemical warehouse * absence of drug pusher / user / protector / financier Board Regulation No. 3 series of 2017 also sets the followingmust-dos: * active involvement of the Sangguniang Kabataan to help maintainthe drug-liberated status of the barangay ILOILO City – The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) inWestern Visayas is ending its 2019 antidrug campaign with 74.52 percent of theregion’s 4,051 barangays declared as drug-cleared or “unaffected.” * absence of drug transit/transhipment activity * voluntary and compulsory drug treatment and rehabilitationprocessing desk/PNlast_img read more

GBA to pull out all stops to send formidable team to the `Jamaica Versus’ series

first_imgPRESIDENT of the Guyana Boxing Association (GBA), Steve Ninvalle, said his association would be pulling out all the stops to ensure a formidable team of boxers represent the Golden Arrowhead at the intended `Jamaica versus’ series which is slated for Jamaica in October.According to reports, the GBA was invited by the Jamaica Boxing Association (JBA) to be a part of the third annual `series’.Following the success of the Jamaica versus the Cayman Islands and Jamaica versus Panama, the JBA need a sterner test from the best in the Caribbean, hence an invitation was sent to the GBA to field a team.The JBA president, Stephen Jones is quoted as saying “those two successful events set the stage for what will be the most electrifying night of all when Caribbean powerhouse Team Guyana visits the shores of Jamaica in October.Guyana has been excelling at sports right across the board and boxing is certainly no different as they have been churning out Caribbean champions on all levels and have proven themselves as the nation to measure yourself against”.According to Ninvalle, to this end, a take-away lunch is planned for August 6 as a means of raising funds to help offset the expenses that the GBA will incur.last_img

Osun ‘ll Use Sports to Maximise Tourism in Osun, Says Governor

first_imgShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Osun State Governor Gboyega Oyetola has expressed his administration’s commitment to develop tourism using sports.He also promised to support sports so as to properly harness the potentials in the sector.The governor spoke at the weekend during the ‎’Inaugural Victory Golf Kitty’, organised in his honour and that of Deputy Governor Benedict Alabi, at the MicCom Golf and Country Club in Ada. Deputy Governor Alabi is a golfer. Gboyega Oyetolacenter_img The event was attended by dignitaries including, Aragbiji of Iragbiji, Oba AbduRashed Olabomi; The Founder of MicCom Golf Club in Ada, Prince Tunde Ponle; Captain of MicCom Golf Club Alhaji Akeem Afolabi, among others.Oyetola, who described tourism and sports as lucrative sectors, said his administration would spare no effort to reinvigorate the sectors for the benefit of the state and her citizens.He promised to invest in the two sectors as part of efforts to encourage diversification of the economy.‎Oyetola said the initiative would complement investment drive of his administration and to stimulate the economy through job creation and wealth generation.He noted that the initiative would be tailored towards improving the state\’s Internally Generated Revenue (IGR).‎Governor Oyetola encouraged youths on the need to take maximum advantage which his administration would be created at making life worthwhile for all particularly the young ones.‎‎He commended the organisers of the event for using their resources to boost sporting activities particularly golf sport in the state.‎‘As you all know, tourism is one of the area encouraged by governments all over the world and sport tourism is one of it.‘That is why in the state of Osun, we encourage soft tourism through sports, especially at Ada Golf Club, the club that produced the best golfer in Nigeria today, Mr Sunday Olapade from here in Ada.‎’Golf, I ‘m aware is a game of gentlemen and women all over the world. It’s a game you don’t need to be an expert to start but once you begin to understand the basics of wings, rules and etiquettes, you begin to enjoy the game and get passionate about it’, he added. ‎‎Captain of the Club Afolabi said the MicCom Golf club was established to promote good health, robust interaction and as well create job opportunities for the youths in the state and beyond.‎Afolabi said, “Golf game, apart from promoting good health and robust social interaction, also creates job opportunities to the youths in and around the host environment.‘MicCom Golf and Country Club is especially noted for youth, development and it has always strived to ensure that our boys are given inelastic opportunities for growth and excel in golfing.‘You would all agree‎ with me that when you develop the youths, you have taken adequate care of the future,’ he concluded.‎‎last_img read more