The launching of Buhay Ingatan, Droga'y Ayawan (BIDA) Bikers on September 10, 2023 marked a significant milestone in the ongoing battle of the province of Bulacan against illegal drugs. The concerted efforts of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), Provincial Government of Bulacan (PGB), and the active participation of other National Government Agencies (NGAs) and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) aimed to combat drug abuse and promote a healthy, drug-free community, advocate and raise awareness on the devastating impact of drug abuse; and inspire positive change in the province.
The participants and supporters gathered together driven by one goal and one purpose of combatting illegal drugs. In addition to the bike and zumba activity, the province also took an initiative of providing free drug tests as one way of taking proactive steps towards a drug-free community.
The activity was spearheaded by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Benjamin Abalos, Jr., together with DILG Undersecretary Margarita Gutierrez, Governor Daniel Fernando, Vice Governor Alexis Castro, and other Elective Officials in the province. In the event, Secretary Abalos expressed his message to the Bulakenyos, highlighting the significant role of each members in the community as key solution in addressing the root causes of the use of illegal drugs.
Buhay Ingatan, Droga'y Ayawan (BIDA) Program is a national campaign of the Department of the Interior and Local Government together with the collaborative efforts of other National Government Agencies (NGAs) and Local Government Units (LGUs) committed and dedicated to eradicating the scourge of illegal drugs and its harmful and destructive effects on the society.