TUBOD, Lanao del Norte – Provincial Launching of MASA MASID Program was conducted on January 26, 2017 at Mindanao Civic Center Gymnasium. Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo attended the said event and calls on all LGU’s from the barangays to the municipal level of Lanao del Norte to support the implementation of MASA MASID Program. Department of Interior and Local Government Assistant Secretary Hon. Hamid K. Ladjakahal was the guest speaker for the event.
Asec Ladjakahal imparted his Inspirational message to empower the local government units of the province and its people to help the DILG’s program.
“It is the duty of every citizen; it is the obligation of every citizen to choose what kind of country we want to be is it a country of destruction? Or a country of peace and development? We have our freedom of choice,it is the choice of every citizen that shapes what kind of country we want”, he cited.
Mamayang Ayaw Sa Anomaliya, Mamayang Ayaw Sa Illegal na Droga (MASA, MASID) an intervention made by the Department of Interior and Local Government and supported by the president – Rodrigo Roa Duterte.
“We will support our president nga dinhi sa lanao del norte unta mawagtang(Illegal Drugs) na gyud na pero sa pagkakaron nuon gamay nalang, gamay gamay nalang pero I am still in doubt nga wala pagayod kini mahunong naa pagyoy mga supplier dinhi sa atong lalawigan.” – Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo lamented.
However, PNP Provincial Director Atty. Faro Antonio O. Olaguera provided the latest update on the peace and order of the province. “Napaka important ng role lalo na ng mga barangay chairmen nito sa barangay during drug clearing operation because once the barangay is declared as drug free you will be one of the signatories to affirm that indeed the particular barangay of yours is drug cleared,” Provincial Director, PNP-LDN Atty. Faro Antonio O. Olaguera said.
MASA, MASID is created to eradicate Illegal drugs and to understand how severe illegal drugs has been affecting our society cascading it down to barangay level. Barangays are now the frontline combatants against illegal drugs, the program encourages that barangays should have a strong participation in the halting of drug addiction.
Through this it would instil in the minds of the community that there is an intervention to eradicate drug addiction in the barangays up to the municipal level, one of the barangay’s strong participation in MASA, MASID is intervention coordination with the interfaith group Ugnayan sa Barangay At Simbahan (UBAS) by creating activities such as drug advocacies.