LGU Tacloban slates Anti-Drug Summit
TACLOBAN CITY (CIO) – As part of its commitment to the national anti-drug campaign, a gathering of all anti-drug stakeholders will take place in this City on September 21, 2017 spearheaded by the City Government under Mayor Cristina G. Romualdez.
New Beginnings Head Dr. Gloria Fabrigas said that the event dubbed,” New Beginnings for Change Summit,” will gather all sectors in the City, which include the Business Sector and Civil Society Organizations, City Barangays and different schools.
Among the activities planned for the half-day event with theme, “ Pagkaurusa para han Pagbag-o Kontra Iligal na Droga, Kriminalidad, Korapsyon, ngan Terorismo,” is a Poster and Jingle Making Competition for Elementary and High School Students . A Film-making Competition will also be held for College Students; pre-screening of entries will be done by the Department of Education and the Commission on Higher Education.
The event which will be highlighted by a program at the Tacloban City Convention will also feature booths that will be put up by the participating stakeholders.
A recognition activity for the Drug Cleared Barangays is also set to be held on that day; while those who completed of the City Drug Rehabilitation Program – New Beginning will be given recognition.
The City Government through the New Beginnings Program has made headway in its anti-drug initiatives.
Recently, Advocates of the New Beginning program were made beneficiaries of free training on organic farming by the SM Foundation as part of their After Care Program. The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) through the City Government, meanwhile handed out financial assistance to the drug surrenderers.
Fabrigas said that the assessment and screening of drug surrenderers are continuously being done in the Barangays.
The event is in cooperation with the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), the Philippine National Police, Department of Education (DepEd) and Commission on Higher Education (CHED), among other stakeholders. -Henry James G. Roca/CIO