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Eastern Visayas police promote 'Kabataan Kontra Droga at Terorismo'

THE Police Regional Office (PRO) in Eastern Visayas is pushing for “Kabataan Kontra Droga at Terorismo” (Youth Against Drugs and Terrorism) training to educate the young people against the ill-effects of illegal drugs and prevent them from joining any terrorist groups.

“These young people have the potential to be our forefront for peace and stability in the society. We need their involvement to sit down and tackle the most serious challenges that we are facing nowadays,” said Police Regional Director Dionardo Carlos.

“That is the main purpose of this activity considering that they are the ones most vulnerable to the lure of illicit substances and against terroristic ideologies,” Carlos added.

According to the police director, they will conduct the training on March 28 at the regional headquarters in Palo, Leyte.

Police Superintendent Ma. Bella Rentuaya, the regional police spokesperson, said the activity also aims to “inflame the ‘Spirit of Volunteerism’ among the youth and student sectors through platforms and programs designed to empower the said sectors.”

Rentuaya added they want the youth to become “proactive partners of government in the nationwide cascading of advocates relative to anti-terrorism and anti-illegal drugs, particularly on Recovery and Wellness Program and in social reintegration for reformed illegal drug personalities.”

The training will be attended by presidents from the Provincial Sangguniang Kabataan Federation and Student Body Organizations, along with leaders from Commission on Higher Education, Department of Education, state colleges and universities, and the Philippine National Police. (SunStar Philippines)


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