HomeIAMURE International Journal of Social Sciencesvol. 14 no. 1 (2015)

Implementation of Dangerous Drugs Prevention and Control Programs in Cebu City

Shella Debbie N. Contridas | Dodelon F. Sabijon | Jasmin T. Bayron | Esmeraldo E. Damuag | Donn A. Oberes

Discipline: Criminology



Dangerous drugs cause side effects to users for they are not a 100% safe as many people think. The dangers of drug use depend on the drug, set and setting factors. This study assessed the implementation of the drugs prevention and control programs of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and auxiliary members in the selected villages of Cebu City, the Philippines of the year 2014. The descriptive correlational method of research was used. The study employed researchers-made questionnaire using convenient sampling method in gathering information from the respondents. The accumulated data were treated using simple percentage, weighted mean, rank, and Chi-square test of independence. The respondents were the 320-barangay officials from selected barangays in the north and south districts of Cebu City and 40 police personnel in each police station that has jurisdiction over the selected barangays in the City of Cebu. The study revealed that most of the respondents are from ages 34-41, males, and are married. The level of implementation in both educational and rehabilitation approaches shows that the respondents are implementing the programs. The law enforcement approach revealed that the respondents are fully implementing the programs. The most common problems encountered are the lack of regular funding, lack of cooperation from the community, and lack of facilities for an individual program. It was concluded that law enforcement approach was implemented in the prevention and control of the dangerous drugs in Cebu City, Philippines.