TABUK CITY, Kalinga – The students of the Nambaran Agro Industrial National High School (NAINHS) recently participated in a new drug symposium activity as part of Tabuk City Police Station (TCPS) ongoing efforts to boost the campus’s anti-drug abuse program.
According to Prudencio Atas of TCPS, the activity is part of their community-based drug rehabilitation program.
For today’s activity, Pastor Miguel Ongal and Orlan Gunday representing City Barangay Affairs and Community Relations Office (CBACRO) shared spiritual messages and the Kalinga core values of ‘paniyaw’, ‘ngilin’ and ‘bain’.
PCpl Eros Gammod discussed the salient features of R.A. 9165 (Comprehensive and Dangerous Drugs Act) including the ill effects of drugs to the individual person and society.
The topic on bullying and Anti-Bastos Law was discussed by PCpl Estelita Manasala, while Pat. Jacklyn Hidalgo took over the discussion on cybercrime awareness, and PCMS Ford Wassig shared the concept of ‘KASIMBAYANAN’.
The speakers also shared some pointers to the participants on how to resist the pressure to use drugs.
The activity aims to provide students with knowledge on the dangers of drug abuse, enhance their competencies to resist the temptation of drugs, to make them more aware of the effects of illegal drugs on their health and future, and to inculcate with them the core values of being Ikalinga.