Heeding President Duterte’s call to support the war against illegal drugs by strengthening its Anti-Drug Abuse Council, Tacurong City proved its efforts are on the right track after being cited as one of the country’s top performers in the fight against drug menace.

Tacurong City received an 18X24-inch glass marker in recognition of its having a Highly Functional Anti-Drug Abuse Council during the 2018 National Anti-Drug Abuse Council Performance Award held today at The Manila Hotel in Manila.

The award is given to LGUs that showed exemplary efforts through their respective ADACs in complementing the national government’s initiatives in eradicating the country’s illegal drug problem.

Mayor Lina Montilla, who sits as the City ADAC Chairperson received the award together with two CADAC members, City Local Government Operations Officer Alberto Sero Jr. and Tacurong Chief of Police Supt. Joefel Siason.

Tacurong is one of the only 241 out of more than 1700 LGUs in the country to receive the award. LGUs with numerical score of 85-100 points qualified to receive the award and to be touted as having highly functional ADACs.

Moreover, a special awarding was held for 21 LGUs that got a perfect score of 100 points that included Tacurong. With its perfect score, the city received a cash incentive worth P250,000.00

Top performing-LGUs were subjected to Performance Audit covering year 2017 by the DILG-ADAC Project Management Office by gathering data on ADAC functionality and effectiveness as stipulated in DILG- Dangerous Drugs Board Circular No. 2018-01.

In his message, DILG Secretary Eduardo Año congratulated the 241 LGUs that showed dedication and exemplary effort to support the national government’s anti-drug drive.

“My special salutation goes to the 21 LGUs that garnered perfect rating of 100 points”, Año said. “Truly, you personified the essence of good governance and outstanding leadership”. (A. Freno, LGU Information)