Navotas observes Drug Awareness Week

November 9, 2009 11:27 pm 

MANILA, Nov. 10 — Students from all public and private schools in Navotas will be the united front against drug abuse through the staging of drug awareness, prevention and control week all over the city.

To be spearheaded by the Navotas Anti-Drug Abuse Council (NADAC), the week-long activity will observe the following schedule of activities:

* Inter-High School Sports Tournament (basketball, Volleyball & Cheer Dance) – Nov. 12-24, at the Navotas Sports Complex

* Inter-School Painting & Poster Making Contest – Nov. 17, 4th Floor, City Hall

* Drug Awareness & Prevention Lecture, Nov. 19, Navotas Elementary School

* Inauguration and Blessing of Navotas Drug Testing Center, Nov. 23, Navotas Youth Complex

Navotas Mayor and NADAC chair Tobias “Toby” Tiangco underscores the need to curb drug abuse and the importance of increasing the level of awareness on the evils of drugs among Navotas residents, especially the youth, and of encouraging the involvement of everyone in the campaign against illegal drugs.

Presidential Proclamation No. 124, dated Nov. 26, 2001 has declared the second or third week of November of every year as Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Week to promote public awareness against the evil effects of illegal drug use as well as encourage public cooperation in the government’s anti-drug campaign.

Meanwhile, the preparation of the NADAC is now in full swing to ensure the success of the staging of the annual “Rock-Rockan Kontra Droga.”

The said event, a concert rally to be participated in by popular rock band Parokya ni Edgar, 6Cycle Mind, Callalily and other local bands, is the highlight of Navotas’ celebration of the Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Week.

The activity, to be shown for free, will be held on Nov. 21, 6 pm at the Navotas Centennial Park, C4 Road, Barangay Bagumbayan North.

Navotas was adjudged as the National Capital Region’s Peace and Order Council for three consecutive years (2002-2003-2004), for its success in crime prevention, law enforcement, prosecution and courts, corrections and rehabilitation activities like livelihood projects, fire prevention, community development, environmental protection, health and sanitation. (PNA)

DCT/PFN

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