MARANDING, Lanao del Norte — Officials and staff of the Lanao del Norte Police Provincial Office (PPO) have been fulfilling their duties running after drug users and dealers in this province with high morale, following the support given by the Barangay Maranding through the “Marandinganos Ayaw sa Droga,” recently.
Marandinganos Ayaw sa Droga or MAD is an anti-drug advocacy and addiction recovery program of Barangay Maranding in Lala, Lanao del Norte.
MAD was launched by the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Barangay Council of Maranding to provide assistance to drug users who surrendered through Tok-Hang (portmanteau for Cebuano words, toktok (knock) and hangyo (persuade) program of the PNP.
Maranding Barangay Chairman Myrna Yap Undag and the barangay council launched the project in line with the new administration’s project “Double Barrel” and “Oplan Tokhang” to rid the country of illegal
drugs trade and improve the lives of those influenced by illegal drugs.
Board member Cesar “Poloy” Yap Jr. Informed those who surrendered during the launching of the event, last August 11, to take the recovery program seriously and cooperate with the authorities towards their full recovery, even as they asked them to vow never to engage in illegal drugs again. Public security and law enforcement has been in the forefront of the Duterte’s administration program against criminality, threatening all illegal-drugs-related personality to stop their activities or there face the full force of the government. (PIO-PLDN)