PDEA holds drug awareness seminar in Candaba-A A +A
Thursday, September 13, 2012
CANDABA – The regional office of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) together with the local police here conducted a drug awareness seminar for students of the Pasig High School.
The PDEA said the seminars aim to educate students about the long-term effects of taking illegal drugs.
PDEA believes that high school students are prone to illegal drugs as they could be easily persuaded by their friends or even by mere curiosity.
This activity is aimed at enhancing the level of awareness by the youths on drug prevention as an approach in combating criminality, the PDEA said.
The PDEA also explained that educating the youth is still an effective way of preventing an individual from using drugs.
The agency has targeted elementary and high school students in its various anti-dangerous-drugs advocacy programs.
The PDEA also spearheaded a series of lectures and film showings about the effects of dangerous and illegal drugs at the Holy Cross College (Sta. Ana), Mabalacat Elementary School, Aura Mondrian College, Lyceum of Subic Bay College (Olongapo City), San Jose Del Monte National Trade School, Sapang Palay National High School (San Jose del Monte-Bulacan), and Bataan Peninsula State University (Orani, Bataan). (Herbert P. Mapiles)
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on September 13, 2012.