Pampanga police laud vice mayor for ‘Kayabe’ program

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Monday, February 13, 2012


CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Pampanga Provincial Police Office honored Monday Porac Vice Mayor Dexter Albert David for his successful cascading of programs against drug use here.

David, who was among those awarded during the 21st anniversary of the Philippine National Police here, was lauded for the effective propagation of the campaign dubbed “Kayanakan: Yaman Ning Balen at Ehemplu Laban Queng Droga” (Kayabe).

The program was launched through the help of Provincial Police Director Edgardo Tinio last year.

Tinio and Governor Lilia Pineda presented David with a plaque of recognition during the event attended by all police chiefs of Pampanga and local peace and order stakeholders.

The program includes the creation of Kayabe chapters in respective communities through a live-in seminar with crash courses on strengthening family and community values.

The seminar also promotes camaraderie and a sense of responsibility and accountability among the participants. Seminar facilitators also gave the youth participants available details and know-how on combating drugs in their communities.

“The program ideally brings together young people where they can meet new friends and be bound together under the spirit of camaraderie and friendship. They will also serve as role models in our fight against drug abuse,” David said.

According to David, they have been able to enjoin some 200 youths in Porac town alone and are now establishing chapters in all barangays. He added that the youth will also aid the local police in monitoring crime and peace and order in their respective barangays.

“They are more like force multipliers but in a more active role within their own sector. They are not exposed to harsh situations but are rather given roles in their own capacity,” David added.

Meanwhile, Governor Pineda lauded David for his initiative in cascading the program in Porac town and inviting other towns to replicate the program in their respective areas.

She said David should also take the program to urbanized barangays in the province for replication.

Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on February 14, 2012.

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