Batangas Police Provincial Office launched the KKDAT- Kabataan Kontra Droga at Terorismo (Youth against Drugs and Terrorism) campaign on March 29, 2019 at the CITE Amphitheater, BatStateU Pablo Borbon Main I, Batangas City. Students from BatStateU, University of Batangas and Lyceum of the Philippines University-Batangas participated in the event aimed to educate and engage the youth in discussions about the ill-effects of illegal drugs and terrorism on society.
PCInsp. Marcelina F. Peralta, Acting Chief of the Police Community Affairs Development Branch-Batangas, started the program expressing her warmest welcome to everyone who came in support of the campaign. “We want the youth to become proactive partners of the government in the nationwide cascading of advocates relative to anti-terrorism and anti-illegal drugs” she said, as she tackles the need of getting the youth involved in the said movement.
BatStateU President Dr. Tirso A. Ronquillo also took the stage to express his gratitude to the PNP for its continuous efforts in ensuring that everyone, particularly the youth, acquires a deeper understanding about the evils of illegal drugs and terrorism.
Lectures were given by Batangas City PNP Chief PSupt. Sancho O. Celedio, where he discussed some of the country’s most alarming cases of illegal drugs and terrorism and how it strongly affects the youth and their families. He also encouraged everyone to help the government solve challenges for the benefit of the community. “Know what’s good for you and know what good you can do to the rest of the community”, he said.
The event capped off with an open forum followed by a photo opportunity with the speaker.