The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) confers the 1st National Anti-Drug Abuse Council (ADAC) Performance Awards to 241 outstanding local government units (LGUs) with exemplary efforts, through their ADACs, in complementing the national government’s measures to eradicate the country’s illegal drugs problem.

Municipal Councilor Edna B. Bote received the award representing Mayor Erlinda D. Lim during a ceremony at the Manila Hotel on Friday.

The National ADAC Performance Award is given to LGUs that achieved an adjectival rating of Ideal (high functionality) based on the 2017 ADAC Performance Audit.

Through DILG Memorandum Circular 2018-159, the DILG announced the implementation of the 2017 ADAC Performance Audit to ensure the continued performance of the ADACs using audit criteria such as organized local ADAC; implementation of ADAC Plans and Programs; fund allocation; support to ADACs in component LGUs; and conduct of quarterly meetings.