THE annual review of the city’s Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Councils (BADACs) performance by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) revealed that only eight out of Baguio’s 128 barangays received unsatisfactory performance ratings in 2022.
The eight villages rated with low performance of their BADACs were:Campo Filipino, Cresencia Village, Harrison-Claudio Carantes, Upper Magsaysay, Military Cut-off, Pucsusan, North Sanitary Camp and South Sanitary Camp.
In comparison, 82 of the 128 were rated with “high compliance,” indicating that their BADACs have met most, if not all, of the 10 criteria established by the City Anti-Drug Abuse Council (CADAC) and the City Peace and Order Council (CPOC) for performance.
Key criteria that weren’t met by the eight barangays with low compliance include the regular conduct of monthly meetings; non-implementation of drug abuse prevention advocacy campaigns as well as non-implementation of community-based intervention for Persons Who Use Drugs (PWUDs).
Compared to the 2022 performance rating, the DILG assessment report says the BADACs in the city were able to improve from 45 high compliance barangays to 82 out of 128; and the low compliance barangays from 21 to eight, marking a vast improvement in BADAC implementation of anti-drug initiatives.