The Regional Oversight Committee on Barangay Drug Clearing (ROCBDC) has declared eight Barangays in the City of Batac as drug-cleared. These Barangays are Acosta, Bil-loca, Ben-agan, Baoa-East, Bungon, Palpalicong, Palongpong, and Pimentel.
This achievement is part of the Barangay Drug Clearing Program, a national government initiative aimed at eradicating illegal drug use and trade at the community level. It requires the absence of drug-related activities, community involvement in anti-drug efforts, and the successful execution of awareness, prevention, and rehabilitation programs.
After undergoing a rigorous process, these eight barangays have demonstrated cooperation between community leaders, law enforcement, and residents in creating safe environments.
Their application for the barangay drug-clearing program was supported and assisted by the City Anti-Drug Abuse Council (CADAC) headed by Mayor Albert D. Chua.