Dagupan City’s exemplary efforts in complementing the national government’s anti-illegal drug campaign was recognized by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) as it accorded Dagupan with the Anti-Drug Abuse Council (ADAC) Performance Award under the Independent Component/Component Cities Category during the 2023 Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Week Celebration and Regional Awarding Ceremony on November 24 at the La Union Convention Center, San Fernando City, La Union.
Mayor Belen Fernandez was represented by Sangguniang Panlungsod Member Michael Fernandez in receiving the award where the city garnered a score of 100 in the 2023 ADAC Functionality Audit.
The local chief executive has hailed the performance of the Philippine National Police-Dagupan led by P/Lt. Col. Brendon Palisoc, Barangay Councils, Sangguniang Kabataan Federation and all stakeholders in the anti-drug abuse crusade.
The awarding was attended by regional and provincial officials/representatives of the DILG, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, Philippine National Police, Department of Health and other stakeholders.