Police Regional Office 10 successfully held the BIDA roll-out and Caravan in relation to PNP KASIMBAYANAN with Atty. Benjamin C. Abalos, Jr., Secretary, DILG at El Salvador City, Misamis Oriental on February 6, 2023.

Various government agencies, advocacy groups, media personalities, and other key sectors joined the activity to support the roll out program.

The activity started with a multi-sectoral convergence through walk, run and bike ride along with the presentation of BIDA mural painting to SILG which were painted by students from El Salvador City Central School. After which a Tae Bo was conducted near the venue.

During the program proper, the host presented the graduates of Community-Based Drug Rehabilitation Program/Recovery and Wellness Program (CBDRP/RWP). It was then followed by the presentation of Plaque of Recognition to Camiguin Province as drug cleared province while municipalities of Sugbongcogon, Kinoguitan, Naawan and Libertad of Misamis Oriental, Tagoloan and Kauswagan of Lanao del Norte and Pangantucan, Bukidnon were awarded for being drug cleared municipalities of Region 10.

Thereafter, a signing of Memorandum of Understanding and Pledge of Commitment by the SILG, National Government Agencies (NGAs) and KASIMBAYANAN Advocacy Support Groups.

SILG Abalos then presented the cause and effect of illegal drugs and how can it affect to the lives of the community. He also urged the participants to fight along with the government in ending the proliferation of illegal drugs for it only brings harm to the families and community as a whole.

“What I want is for each and every youth here to shepherd your own friends and have that confidence to say ‘No to Drugs’. Habang nanghuhuli ang pulis at NBI sa baba, sa barangay levels may activities, gumagalaw ang DTI, Department of Labors sa trabaho, lahat ng bagay at mga bata, tinuturuan natin sila to say NO, and I tell you walang tatalo sa atin, mananalo tayo laban sa droga,” he said. ###