Gov. Al Francis C. Bichara has a strong commitment in achieving respectable results in controlling the increasing number of individuals involved in prohibited drug use in the province; thus, he exerts great effort in the implementation of Dangerous Drugs Board Regulation Number 3 Series of 2017 or the Strengthening of the Implementation of Barangay Drug Clearing Program that leads to the clearing of drug-affected barangays in Albay.

For this remarkable act, the Regional Oversight Committee on Barangay Drug Clearing Operation had awarded him with a Certificate of Commendation on March 23, 2018 at Ninongs Hotel in Legazpi City to show their massive appreciation for his work and innumerable programs in the fight against illegal drugs.