The College Community Parents Teacher Association (CCPTA), Inc. of Iloilo Science and Technology University sponsored a two-day symposium on Illegal Drugs, Issues and Concerns on September 28-29 at the Multi-Purpose Educational Center.
The activity was highlighted by the lectures of Mr. David Abraham G. Garcia, Public Information Officer and Chief of the Preventive Education and Community Involvement Office of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Regional Office 6. Schedules of classes were arranged to give opportunity for all students to attend.
Mr. Garcia talked on the ill effects of drugs and the damage they bring to the present and future generation. He also expounded on the rising criminality, immorality and cases of broken families common to societies infested by illegal drugs.
Veteran anchorman Novie Guazo of Radio Mindanao Network, (RMN) Inc. was also invited to share his observations and experiences in the proliferation of illegal drugs. He told students that the
campaign against illegal drugs starts in themselves and in their families. Guazo imparted to the students the gloomy future of those who engage in illegal drugs. He emphasized that proper education is the key to a bright future and lauded the school in holding forums to create awareness on the drug campaign of the government.
The forum supports ISAT U’s continuous campaign against illegal drugs. During the CCPTA general assembly on August 21, 2016, VP for Academic Affairs Dr. Manuel A. Sanchez, Jr. and Dr. Nehema K. Misola, VP for Administration and Finance reminded the parents of the menace of illegal drugs to their children and the role they play in guiding them to the right path.