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Awards and Recognition conferred to Pangasinan

The present administration under the leadership of Gov. Ramon V. Guico III continues to reap honors and pride for the province, having been awarded as Outstanding Anti-Drug Abuse Councils and, Outstanding Peace and Order Councils respectively by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).

The Awarding took place during the 2023 Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Week Celebration and, Regional Awarding Ceremony held on November 24 at the La Union Convention Center, City of San Fernando, La Union.
Pangasinan Provincial Jail (PPJ) led by PPJ Chief Lovell U. Dalisay was also hailed by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Regional Office 1 (PDEA RO1) for their dedicated efforts in rendering and implementing the Drug-Free Workplace Program in support of the Nation’s Anti-Illegal Drug Campaign.
Pangasinan Provincial Jail Drug-Free Workplace Policy is in line with the Nationwide Cleansing Strategy of the National Government to ensure that workplaces are free from the detrimental effects of drug abuse such as security and health problems as well as social, economic, and psychological problems.
The awards and recognition mirror the continuing efforts and initiatives of the provincial government which did not pass unnoticed by award-giving bodies.
PPJ Chief Dalisay said PDEA found no imposition of drugs in the facility for two (2) consecutive conduct of Surprise Search and Seizure Operations, Drug Symposium for PPJ personnel, and Random Test for PDLs.

The Search and Seizure Operation and Drug Symposiums were conducted on September 2, October 18, November 17, and November 22 respectively.
Currently, the Pangasinan Provincial Jail has a total of 245 inmates and almost 50% are drug-related cases. (Chona C. Bugayong / Omar Cruz/ Pangasinan PIMRO)

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