Quezon City Police District (QCPD) Director, Police Chief Superintendent Guillermo Lorenzo T Eleazar reported to National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) Director, PDir Oscar D Albayalde, the declaration of an additional ten Quezon City barangays as “drug cleared” as of February 6, 2017 by the City’s Anti-illegal Drugs Abuse and Advisory Council (QCADAAC).
During the Monday flag raising ceremony at Quezon City hall this morning, the QC local government together with QCPD announced another 10 drug-cleared barangays after having successfully satisfied the parameters set by the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) and the Quezon City Anti-illegal Drugs Abuse Advisory Council (QCADAAC) as of today, February 6, 2017. In addition to nine drug cleared barangays declared last January 9, 2017, the 19 drug cleared barangays are 13.4% of the 142 barangays in Quezon City as of this date.
The newly declared “drug cleared barangays” are, Brgy. Maharlika under Brgy. Captain Leticia Q. Lim, in the area of responsibility (AOR) of La Loma Police Station (PS-1); Brgy. Phil-Am under Brgy. Captain Simplicio EJ. Hermogenes, in the AOR of Masambong Police Station (PS-2); Brgy. New Era under Brgy. Captain Reynaldo B. Ebron, in the jurisdiction of Talipapa Police Station (PS-3); Brgy. Novaliches Proper under Brgy. Captain Asuncion M. Visaya and Brgy. Capri under Brgy. Captain Christian A. Candro, both in the Novaliches Police Station (PS-4)AOR; Brgy. Greater Lagro under Brgy. Captain Renato U. Galimba and Brgy. Greater Fairview under Brgy. Captain Articer Q. Quebal, both in the AOR of Fairview Police Station (PS-5); Brgy. Teachers Village East under Brgy. Captain Lolita DL. Singson, in the AOR of Anonas Police Station (PS-9); Brgy. Paligsahan under Brgy Captain Lepoldo A. Tiamzon and Brgy. Laging Handa under Brgy. Captain Jose Maria M. Rodriguez, both in the Kamuning Police Station (PS-10) AOR.
PCSupt Eleazar said, “There will be an evaluation and assessment every 3 months by QCADAAC of the declared drug-cleared barangays to know if there are resurgent drug personalities. If before these periodic assessments and evaluation, there are monitored and identified drug resurgents, house visitations will be done and the resurgents encouraged to voluntarily surrender. If they do not, appropriate measures will be taken to maintain the status of a drug- cleared barangay. If the evaluation and assessment reveals the presence of drug personalities and the drug trade, the barangay will be re-categorized and be reverted to drug-affected.” He added, “This is a challenge not only for barangay officials and members of neighborhood watch groups, but also for the residents of drug- cleared barangays, to maintain their barangay as such.”