Municipal mayor Efren “Bondjong” Pascual along with vice mayor Bong Galicia and the members of the municipal council led the dispatch of the said workers after the traditional flag-raising ceremonies.
“Sila ang maglilinis ng ating mga kanal at mga pangunahing kalsada kasama na ang mga lugar patungo sa ating palengke at ilang piling barangay,” Pascual said in his speech in front of municipal employees at the multi-purpose gym.
Mayor Pascual’s project is under the “May Pagasa sa Orani” program to fight the worsening illegal drugs trade in his town.
“This is the first in Bataan. We have allotted corresponding funds for their salaries and other assistance for other drug personalities both users and pushers who voluntarily surrendered to the police,” the mayor added.
Police Chief Inspector Francis Siriban, Orani PNP chief said they have accounted more than 500 drug surrenderees (and still counting according to the local police) in this town.
Siriban recently had a meeting with vice mayor Galicia regarding the institutionalization of the Bahay Pagasa Reformation where the surrenderers will be rehabilitated.