Porac’s war on drugs 'successful'-A A +A
Friday, July 20, 2012
PORAC -- Mayor Condralito Dela Cruz said on Thursday that the Municipal Government’s war against illegal drugs has gained much ground as he branded it “successful.”
During his State of the Municipality Address held at Marissa’s Hall in this town, Dela Cruz attributed the success of their anti-drug abuse campaign to the unity and cooperation of various groups helping to maintain peace and order.
Education, health, peace and order, investments and infrastructure development are among Dela Cruz’s priorities in his administration which made top marks last year.
“I could say crime is down in Porac because of our successful anti-drug abuse campaign. This is largely due to the cooperation of non-government organizations, volunteer groups, police and our local officials who have worked together to maintain peace and order in Porac,” Dela Cruz told Sun.Star Pampanga.
He cited for one, the “Kayanakan: Yaman Ning Balen at Ehemplu Laban Queng Droga” Kayabe program spearheaded by Vice-Mayor Dexter David, the Municipal Council and the Youth Organization.
“The Kayabe program led by our vice-mayor in coordination with the provincial police has helped so much in our war against illegal drugs. We were able to gain much ground on the campaign and hope to totally win it soonest,” added Dela Cruz.
Kayabe is a “demand-reduction” strategy that focuses on building up moral and family values, as well as leadership for the youth. Some 52 youth leaders have been trained so far and more are joining the program and campaign against the proliferation and use of illegal drugs.
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on July 21, 2012.