September 1, 2022 @ 12:46 PM 1 month ago

CALOOCAN Mayor Along Malapitan has renewed the partnership of the local government with the Catholic Church for the city’s drug rehabilitation program.

He likewise assured Bishop Pablo Virgilio “Ambo” David of the Diocese of Caloocan that the drug dependents’ identities shall remain private.

Caloocan Anti-Drug Abuse Officer-in-charge Sonny Amoyo personally met with the bishop to express the wishes of the mayor who noted as more villages are seeking CADAO’s assistance, partnership with the Church would largely help address drug problems in the communities

Malapitan expressed his gratitude for the Church’s favorable response as he cited that at the core of every rehabilitation program is spiritual guidance.

“We are happy and humbled that Bishop Ambo assured the city of continuous partnership and guidance.”

Recently, CADAO was awarded as one of the High Functional Anti-Drug Abuse Councils in the region by the

Department of the Interior and Local Government.
Meanwhile, Malapitan was all praises for the local police led by Col. Samuel Mina and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency for seizing 1,600 grams worth P10.8 million of illegal drugs in a buy-bust operation in Barangay 177 over the weekend.

The suspect, Mark Anthony Ferrer, 38, was charged for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drug Act of 2002.

In other development, Malapitan said they’d laid down measures in preparation for the possible occurrence of monkeypox virus.

He personally attended the orientation spearheaded by the City Health Department for doctors, nurses, and medical personnel from public and private hospitals and health centers as per Department of Health directive on the guidelines for the implementation of monkeypox surveillance, screening and management.

“I have also ordered the CHD to have a close coordination with barangay officials regarding prevention of monkeypox,” the former lawmaker-turned-mayor said.

The city’s Public Information Office is on top in raising public awareness about the virus by disseminating information materials on ‘what monkeypox is, how it is transmitted, what are its symptoms, and how to avoid it.’