TABUK CITY, Kalinga–Students from Madopdop Elementary School were convened by the City Barangay Affairs and Community Relations Office (CBACRO) for a session on drug symposium and youth empowerment.
According to Ptr. John Ya-os who talked on spiritual enhancement, it is preferable for young children to be taught with good values so that they can be led on what to think and how to behave in certain situations.
He said that by instilling moral principles in students, they are made less susceptible to making poor choices.
Bing-bing Ligante of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)-Kalinga spoke to the students on drug prevention and education and explained how young people are often employed in illegal drug activities because they are easily duped by the promise of money.
She commended the Tabuk City Police Station and the city government for launching the drug symposium program, which she described as a useful strategy for protecting young people from becoming involved in illicit activities.
In order to prepare them to become good and law-abiding citizens, PSMS Alvius Cordero said even primary students should attend the regular youth empowerment, drug symposium, and spiritual enhancement events.