The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has cited the Ilocos Norte provincial government for the effective implementation of its anti-drug abuse campaign.
Ilocos Norte was one of 15 provinces recognized by DILG.
Vice Governor Angelo Barba received the citation last January 7.
The municipalities of Marcos, San Nicolas, and Bacarra were also recognized for having active Municipal Anti-Drug Abuse Council (MADAC).
Five hundred twenty out of five hundred fifty-seven barangays in the province were originally drug-affected.
Now, most of these barangays have been given a drug-cleared status.