Caloocan Mayor Oscar Malapitan has reorganized the City’s Anti-Drug Abuse Council (Cadac) and beefed up its capability to combat drug addiction in the city.
The city government announced that Malapitan is the new council chairman and Vice Mayor Macario Asistio and city police Senior Supt. Johnson Almazan are the vice chairmen.
In the reorganizational meeting, the council approved Resolution 1, supporting Malapitan’s proposal to build a new drug rehabilitation center in the northern part of the City.
Cadac also approved Resolution 2 that creates a task force to implement President Rodrigo Duterte’s “Oplan Tokhang” or knocking at the doors of known drug users and pushers.
Malapitan called on all barangay chairmen to continue submitting the names of drug pushers and users in their communities, to effectively proceed with Oplan Tokhang.
The council members include City Administrator Oliver Hernandez, Chief City Prosecutor Ferdinand Valbuena, Interior and Local Government Director Analyn Baltazar-Cortez, Division of City Schools Supt. Rita Riddle, City Jail Warden Supt. Jolly Taguiam Jr., Liga ng mga Barangay president Marc Merville Orozco, city legal officer Francis Carlo Taparan, city health officer Dr. Maybelle Sison, community relations officer lawyer Christian Nino Diaz, public information officer Nolan Sison, public safety officer engineer Gilberto Bernardo, city social welfare officer Roberto Quizon, parole and probation officer Eulalia Columbretis and representatives from the religious, non-government organization and private sector.
Designated as action officers are the city’s human resources management officer in charge, lawyer Sikini Labastilla and police officers Supts. Reydante Ariza and Realito Esperida.