The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-National Capital Region has commended Quezon City for its anti-drug use and abuse campaign following the recent declaration that at least 30 of its barangays are drug-free.
To date, 30 barangays in Quezon City have been declared “drug cleared” after passing parameters set by the PDEA.
These standards include the cutting off of drug supply, the absence of clandestine drug laboratories or warehouses, marijuana cultivation sites, drug dens, and pushers and users, the establishment of a Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Council, Ugnayan ng Barangay at mga Simbahan or Mamamayang Ayaw sa Anomalya, Mamamayang Ayaw sa Illegal na Droga.
These drug-free barangays include West Triangle, Philam, Libis, Mangga, White Plains, Horseshoe, Paligsahan, Teacher’s Village East, Novaliches Proper, Greater Lagro, Marilag, Don Manuel, Dioquino Zobel, Blue Ridge A and B, San Agustin, Damar, Maharlika, Quirino 2B (Claro), St. Ignatius, Valencia, Kalusugan, Laging Handa, Capri, Greater Fairview, New Era, Masagana, Escopa I, Camp Aguinaldo, and Ugong Norte.
The Quezon City government has approved and implemented comprehensive programs and ordinances on illegal drugs, such as the Drug-Free Workplace Ordinance of 2015, the Integrated Drug Abuse Profiling System Ordinance, the Special Anti-Illegal Drug Education Center Ordinance, and the Business Establishment Drug-Free Ordinance of 2016.