With the main thrust in making the Division of Quezon City a drug-free community, the school and city officials through the collaboration of Barangay leaders, Teachers and Supreme Student Government (SSG) Presidents, have joined together for a Division Launching of ‘Dislike Drugs’ Campaign Project held on Jan. 8 at Ponciano Bernardo Elementary School (PBES).
Hon. Herbert Bautista, City Mayor, attended the said undertaking and challenged all the participants to heed his call in combatting drug-users by motivating the teachers and students through the joint efforts of school officials to be in one with the government sectors and with the church in raising anti-drug awareness as it causes major mental and physical health deterrents among users which if not controlled may lead to crime proliferation.
Meanwhile, Dr. Victoria Fuentes, Education Consultant, spoke in behalf of Hon. Feliciano Belmonte, Speaker of the House of Representatives, by transpiring to the participants his message.
From the message conveyed, it was reiterated that people should identify appropriate intervention in fighting for drug-related cases and religiously call all government sectors to perform significant role in intensifying awareness for this campaign project.
Asec Abe Lemos, Deputy Director General of Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) , speaker on the said launching program, encouraged all the participants to extend hand in making this campaign project viable by putting its main thrust into realization.
Dr.Maria Noemi Moncada, President of Principals Association(PRINSA), spearheaded the pledge of commitment with the school officials, PDEA members ,school principals, PTA officers, SSG leaders,Alternative Learning System (ALS) students, and barangay leaders who vowed to push through the relevance of this noble project.
On the other hand,Head of the ICT Department in the Division Office, Mrs. Cristina Marquez, headed the launching of the ‘Dislike Drugs’ Campaign via Facebook through a Ceremonial Acceptance Friend Request which invites all the participants to support this campaign project.
The launching of the ‘Dislike Drugs’ Campaign Facebook, the Ceremonial Acceptance Friend Request and the signing on the Wall of Commitment marked the highlight of this event.
Furthermore, Dr.Elizabeth Quesada, CESO V, Schools Division Superintendent; Dr. Elizabeth Meneses, Chief of Curriculum and Implementation Division; Dr.Ligaya Regis, Chief of School Governance and Operations Division and other members of the academe graced the said event .
This campaign project was organized by Dr. Ludevina Bruan, Senior Education Curriculum Specialist, in coordinationwith the School Governance and Operations Division and Human Resource Development.