Reports said about 212 villages in Bohol are up for review and confirmation of drug-free status by a regional oversight committee led by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency.
Another 17 barangays have been reported to be going under the scrutiny of the review process at the regional level.
Radio reports said these barangays have completed the certification for the household and the purok levels.
Also the local Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Council and the Municipal Anti-Drug Abuse council already certified the barangays to be drug-free
The regional committee will verify if indeed the areas are drug-free. Other members of the committee, include representatives from the Health Department and the Philippine Army, reports said.
The barangays have been also cleared by the local police chief, said DILG’s Ma. Lousella Lucino.
The DILG official said there would be another round of barangays said to be drug-free that will undergo the vetting process after completing the certifications needed included those in the household level.
There have been several reports saying some barangays in the province have been drug-free, but none has yet been vetted by the regional oversight committee.