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Kill Droga team relaunches city's anti-drug advocacy

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By Edalyn Acta

 

ROXAS CITY—A business- man has led the resumption of symposia on illegal drugs at the Capiz National High School (CNHS) recently here.


Businessman Angel Celino, in cooperation with the PNP, the Roxas City government and the local media hosted an anti-illegal drug campaign at CNHS’s Carabao Court.


Angel, the father of Roxas City Mayor Alan Celino, is the former provincial chairman of Kilos Laya Laban sa Droga (Kill Droga) in Capiz launched several years ago.


Hundreds of students from said school attended the lectures on the ill-effects of illegal drugs and the penalties on users and dealers. Celino said he decided to resume hosting the illegal drugs symposium because of the rampant sale and use of illegal drugs to students.


Celino advised the students to avoid using the illegal drugs so they would have a better future.


A carwash boy-turned-millionaire, Celino said he is very concerned with the students who are always the victims of illegal drug pushers in schools. Supt. Julio Gustilo, Roxas City police chief, shared to participants on the drug situation in Roxas City. “We are about 70 percent affected by illegal drugs,” Gustilo said.

 

City Legal Officer Joseph Ador Ramos also lectured on the salient features of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drug Act of 2002, including the penalties and fines on those who possess and use prohibited drugs.


Dr. Lore Cahilog of the City Health Office also lectured on the ill effects of illegal drugs on the users.


Jemin Guillermo, head of the Philippine Information Agency Capiz, shared to students on what ordinary citizens can do to drug users. Further, local broadcasters Noel Valentino and Joel Capundan zoomed in on the role of the local media against illegal drugs.


Isagani Ballera, another local media practitioner, hosted the half-day symposium.


The group hosted the same symposium at the Cong. Ramon Arnaldo High School in Brgy. Banica on March 11; and at Culasi National High School in Brgy. Culasi on March 25.

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