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Info drive vs drugs in schools

By Aaron Recuenco

The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) will ask the Department of Education (DepEd) if they could be given the opportunity to discuss with elementary and high school students in Metro Manila the harmful effects of illegal drugs as classes for millions of public school students opens on Monday next week.

NCRPO chief Director Camilo Cascolan explained that the move is anchored on the preventive side of the campaign against illegal drugs wherein children are given all the necessary information that they need to know about the adverse effects of illegal drugs on health and behavior of individuals and how it impacts on the family and the community.

“What we have in mind is to have a classroom discussion for Grade 5 up to Senior High School students. But we would submit to the wisdom of the Department of Education if they agree on our request, and we hope that they agree,” said Cascolan.

If the Department of Education would agree, Cascolan said he would ask all the police commanders in Metro Manila to pick the best policemen, particularly those with Education background, to compose the NCRPO’s pool of educators on illegal drugs.