Cateel, Davao Oriental — The municipality of Cateel has been honored as a National Awardee at the 2023 National Anti-Drug Abuse Council (NADAC) Performance Awards. The prestigious recognition was conferred by the Department of the Interior and Local Government, in collaboration with the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs and the Local Government Academy.

The award ceremony took place on November 22, 2023, at Quezon City, where the Municipal Mayor of Cateel, Hon. Emilou C. Nuñez, received the accolade on behalf of the community. The event gathered local government officials, law enforcement representatives, and advocates for a drug-free Philippines.

Cateel’s commendable efforts in the fight against illegal drugs were acknowledged and celebrated during the ceremony. The municipality demonstrated exceptional commitment, innovation, and effectiveness in implementing anti-drug programs, garnering recognition as a beacon of excellence in anti-drug initiatives.

The National Anti-Drug Abuse Council Performance Awards aim to highlight and celebrate outstanding initiatives and strategies implemented by local government units in the pursuit of a drug-free nation. Cateel’s success serves as an inspiration for other communities to strengthen their anti-drug programs and contribute to the overall well-being of the Filipino people.

As the accolade becomes a source of local pride, the residents of Cateel are celebrating this significant achievement, recognizing the collective dedication that has earned their municipality a distinguished place in the national campaign against illegal drugs.

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