DILG seeks participation of volunteers for drive vs. criminality, corruption, illegal drugs

  • The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) is seeking to enlist volunteer barangays throughout the country to help in the government’s fight against corruption, criminality and illegal drugs
  • Enlistment of volunteers and other stakeholders will make up an umbrella group of volunteers called MASA MASID or Mamamayang Ayaw sa Anomalya, Mamamayang Ayaw sa Iligal na Droga
  • The program seeks to promote community volunteerism throughout the country

For a better implementation of community volunteerism, the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) is seeking to enlist volunteer barangays throughout the country to help in the government’s fight against corruption, criminality and illegal drugs.

DILG Secretary Ismael D. Sueno, on several occasions, said that volunteers and other stakeholders will be organized to make up an umbrella group of volunteers called MASA MASID or Mamamayang Ayaw sa Anomalya, Mamamayang Ayaw sa Iligal na Droga, an article published on GMA News Online stated.

“We are banking on the participation of the common people and faith-based organizations to spark the spirit of volunteerism in all 42,000 barangays in the Philippines so we can address the long-standing battle against drugs, corruption, and criminality by the end of December this year,” Sueno was quoted saying.

As explained by Sueno,  MASA MASID, which will be officially launched on September 28, is a multi-sectoral and mass-based approach program which is aimed to heighten community involvement in addressing problems affecting everyone.

The program, he noted, focuses on three major interventions which are as follows: advocacy and education campaigns; information gathering and reporting; and community-based rehabilitation program.

Sueno added that the program will be spearheaded by the expanded Ugnayan ng Barangay at Simbahan Technical Working Group (UBAS TWG) which will be chaired by the DILG City/Municipal Local Government Operations Officer (C/MLGOO).

Component of the TWG members include representatives from faith-based organizations, Liga ng Mga Barangay/Municipal Federation, local Philippine National Police (PNP), and City/Municipal Anti-Drug Abuse Council (ADAC).

 

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  1. Ok, how about the protection of those volunteers who wishes to become part of it?
    We all know, battling the illegal drugs is a tough one to beat. Those who are involve in illegal drugs will surely get their hands back to whoever point their fingers unto them.
    Just asking.

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