Through the initiative of Barkada Kontra Droga (BKD) together with School Anti-Drug Abuse Council (SADAC) under the leadership of Mr. Arturo P. Rosaroso Jr. and focal person Digna DC. Claveria. The five (5) consecutive Friday training was set forth by a proposal and a letter sent to the two stakeholders/partners in drug advocates. With the help of Mrs. Carmille Jam S.Lim, Grade 9 curriculum chairman, Mrs. Maribel M. Luig,, curriculum overseer and Grade 9 Guidance teachers under the supervision of Mrs. Gloria R. Dumaguing, Guidance counselor , selected Grade 9 students were able to participate in the training. In the implementation of the activity, a matrix was prepared wherein topics to be discussed are scheduled.
On the first Friday, February 7, 2020, an opening program was conducted at the covered court. The overview of the topics and the training as a whole were briefly discussed. Different speakers were also introduced. Philippine National Police (PNP) Imus under the leadership of PNP Colonel Vicente O. Amante shortly talked about how drugs affect our youths nowadays. Police Executive Master Sergeant (PEMS) Sargeant Magdalena A. Valdez emphasized that the youths ,as the target, must focus on studying well and finish studies. Regional Mobile Force Batallion (RMFB) Region IV A Field Officer also mentioned some reasons why the youths can easily be enticed to join groups engaged in acts of terrorism. In addition, the school head shared an inspiring message. Other representatives of RMFB 4A and PNP Imus were also present during the program. BKD focal person, department heads, Guidance teachers. Curriculum chairmen and overseers and Grade 9 students were present, too.
On the second Friday, comprehensive lectures were offered by the invited speakers from RMFB4A and PNP Imus. Drug Abuse Awareness specifically salient features of drugs was discussed. The conduct of the training happened at the 4th Flr of GAD Bldg, a multi-purpose building of Imus NHS.
During the discussions, some questions were posted by the speakers PNP Assistant PSSG Jaevon Ulysses O. Mangondon, Police Officer Training (PAT) Gency D. Cordova, PLT Jowel C. Golimlim and PEMS Magdalena A. Valdez . Students in response answered confidently. Then after the more than an hour lecture, students received a Valentine gift from the speakers . February 21, 2020 was the third Friday of the training. Crime Prevention and Reporting System was one of the topics. Cyber crime and EO No. 70. NTF ELCAC or National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) - institutionalizing the whole-of-nation approach in attaining inclusive and sustainable peace, creating a national task force to end local communist armed conflict, and directing the adoption of a national peace framework were also tackled. Scope on the creation of EO No.70 and the extent of CCP-NPA-NDF Infiltration to bureaucracy were discussed thoroughly. PAT Charlo Agus demonstrated how youths are easily allured by group of NPAs and other communist parties.
The participants took notes on the ways to prevent engagement in those illegal activities. At the end of the lecture, everyone was sufficiently fed with much information needed to avoid being influenced by anti- government groups.
On the 5th session of the training (February 28, 2020) the topic was Orientation on the youth and Student Recruitment by the CPP– NDF—NPA. This time our principal invited the speakers and participants to hold the activity in his office. Student leaders from Grade 9 level attended the activity. It is the last activity of the 5-day training in anti-drug abuse and terrorism . Election of the BKD Officers followed.
With utmost appreciation and gratitude from Barkada Kontra Droga and School Anti-Drug Abuse Council to Kabataan Kontra Droga at Terorismo (KKDAT) Regional Mobile Force Batallion IVA and PNP Imus. KUDOS to all of them!
INHS - Barkada Kontra Droga undergoes Anti-Drug and Terrorism Training
March 28, 2020
Digna C. Claveria