YOUTH AGAINST ILLEGAL DRUGS, TERRORISM. Kapampangan students attend a provincial peacebuilding seminar of the Kabataan Kontra Droga at Terorismo (KKDAT) at the Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center, City of San Fernando, Pampanga on Thursday (June 20, 2019). The students pledged to support the government in its fight against illegal drugs and terrorism. (Photo courtesy of the DILG Pampanga)
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga -- Thousands of students in this province pledged to support the government in its fight against illegal drugs and terrorism.
Through the provincial peacebuilding seminar of the Kabataan Kontra Droga at Terorismo (KKDAT) held Thursday at the Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center here, more than 1,000 Kapampangan student leaders vowed to cooperate and help in the campaign.
The seminar was initiated by the Pampanga Peace and Order Council, in partnership with the Department of the Interior and Local Government, Department of Education, Philippine National Police and the Armed Forces of the Philippines to raise the awareness and promote advocacy against the use of illegal drugs, and prevent the possible recruitment of the youth in terrorist-affiliated groups.
“This aimed to educate and engage the youth in discussions about the ill-effects of illegal drugs and terrorism in the society,” DILG provincial director Myrvi Apostol-Fabia said.
“The seminar also served as an avenue for students to voice out and clarify their concerns relative to the government's programs in combating illegal drugs and terrorism,” Fabia added.
The program was highlighted with the pledge and signing of commitment of the youth on Kabataan Kontra Droga at Terorismo Program (KKDAT) administered by Lt. Colonel Levi Hope Basilio, police chief of the City of San Fernando. (PNA)