This informational-educational video was presented by Lael B Gasco, RSW of DSWD-NCR during the #ANYARE??? Drug Addiction Intervention Congress held in the Philippines on 26 August 2017. The event was made possible by the Salesians of Don Bosco Philippines – North Province (FIN) through its Commission on Social Concerns, Salesian Lay Volunteers, and Commission on Youth Ministry through Peaceworks103 Foundation. The congress took place at Don Bosco Technical Institute in Makati City.
Originally, this was a Powerpoint presentation prepared by DSWD specially for the congress with the purpose of educating the public especially the youth on how families and individuals, social organizations and various government agencies can help in drug addiction intervention.
With permission, the author allowed Peaceworks103 Foundation to publish this presentation on the Web via Pigeonscafe.org – Peaceworks103’s official web arm.
For the reason that a Powerpoint file format cannot be natively published on the Web, PigeonsCafé’s web administrator converted the Powerpoint presentation into a movie/video file format with Keynote, and enhanced it as necessary.
Following is the text version of the presentation.
THE DSWD YAKAP BAYAN FRAMEWORK FOR INTERVENTION FOR RDUS/RDDS
By LAEL B. GASCO, RSW DSWD-NCR
The war against illegal drugs is undeniably the thrusts of President Rodrigo Roa-Duterte’s administration. The current administration has launched and intensified and coordinated government campaign against the use, sale, and proliferation of illegal drugs in the Philippines.
Number of Illegal Drug Users and Pushers in the Philippines
As of January 31, 2017 there are about 1,179,462 self confessed drug pushers and users (out of estimated 4.4 million numbers of users of illegal drugs) who have voluntarily surrendered to authorities in the country (per report of the Philippine National Police (PNP).
As the number of drug yielders (illegal drug users and pushers who surrendered themselves to the authorities) continue to grow, so is the need for an immediate, comprehensive and coordinated effort of concerned government agencies to help these drug dependents and their families sustain the rehabilitation and full recovery process.
The call for a convergent effort of the government to combat illegal drug use and provide government-wide full support for the rehabilitation of individuals, families and communities, paved the way to the creation of the National Drug Rehabilitation Program (NDRP) that comprises the three pillars of interventions. This is also in response to the increasing number of drug users/pushers who surrendered themselves for rehabilitation.
INTER-AGENCY COMMITTEE ON ANTI-ILLEGAL DRUGS (ICAD)
WHAT IS ICAD?
- ICAD was created by virtue of Executive Order No 15 Series of 2017
- It’s purpose is to ensure coordination of all relevant government agencies on the anti-illegal drug campaign of the current administration; and,
- To ensure that each member agencies implement and comply with all the policies, laws and issuances pertaining to the government’s anti-illegal drug campaign in an integrated and synchronized manner.
CLUSTERS OF ICAD
Shall conduct anti-illegal drug operations with the support of the other law enforcement agencies through the PDEA and the National Anti-illegal Drug Task Force.
Primarily responsible for the expeditious prosecution of all drug cases, the provision of legal assistance to law enforcers, and ensuring the availability of public attorneys for the protection of individual’s rights such as in instances of voluntary surrenders and warrantless arrest during anti-illegal drug operations.
Shall conduct a nationwide advocacy campaign for the government’s anti-illegal drug policy and all its implementing programs.
Rehabilitation and Reintegration Cluster
Implement drug rehabilitation programs, and ensure the reintegration of former drug dependents and other drug personalities as useful members of the society.
YAKAP BAYAN FRAMEWORK
What is Yakap Bayan Framework for drug addiction intervention?
A rehabilitation and reintegration intervention framework developed by DSWD to guide the member agencies of the ICAD cluster on rehabilitation and reintegration in a strategic and coordinated provision of intervention to drug surrenderers , their families, and communities.
LEGAL BASIS of Yakap Bayan Framework
- RA 9165. The Comprehensive Dangerous Drug Act of 2002 Section 2
- RA 9165 Section 55. DSWD is mandated to come up with an aftercare and follow-up program for drug dependents who are under the voluntary submission program, have been discharged from confinement or treatment, and are exempt from any criminal liability.
- Executive Order 15 Series of 2017. Creation of ICAD.
Component of Intervention
- Philippine society (Leaders)
National Convergence, Coordination
- Rule of Law
- Local community (Advocates)
Community Mobilization, Advocacy and Prevention
- Positive Community Activities
- Community Volunteer Group/ Human Resource Pool
- Local Governance
- Family (Volunteers)
- Family Support Services
- Reintegration and Aftercare Services
- Individual client (victim/drug user)
Integrated Social Case Management
- Medical Treatment and Rehabilitation
- Psychosocial Interventions
- Skills Training, Leadership Training
- Recovering drug users/dependents released from center-based drug treatment / rehabilitation
- Recovering drug users/dependents who were assessed for community based services and are assisted through community-based programs / services.
DSWD PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
- Psychosocial Services
- Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP)
- Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS)
- Assistance to Communities in Need
- Cash for Work (CFW)
- Food for Work (FFW)
- Unlad Kabataan Program (UKP)
- Family Drug Abuse Prevention Program
- Special Drug Education Center
- Strategies Toward Acceptance, Reintegration and Transformation for Recovering Drug Dependents (START)
- Referrals to other agencies for appropriate interventions