Stakeholders support BADAC’s “Anti-Drug Fun Run” in Labangan town

  • March 15, 2017
  • Gideon C. Corgue

By Gideon C. Corgue

LABANGAN, Zamboanga del Sur, March 14 (PIA)—The Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Council (BADAC)of Upper Pulacan on Sunday launched an Anti-Drug Fun Run with the theme, “Life Does Not Rewind, Say No to Drugs.”

Punong Barangay Jesus Daoala said the event is part of BADAC’s drug awareness campaign in support to President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on illegal drugs. It also symbolizes the unity of all stakeholders to solve the drug problem besetting our country for so many years now.

A registration fee of P250 (with free T-shirt) was shelled out by every participant which will be used for the various projects of BADAC.

LtCol. Dante T. Bermillo, chief of G7, 1st Infantry (Tabak) Division, Philippine Army said their participation in the Anti-Drug Fun Run is part of their commitment to build a strong collaboration and participation with the civilian sector.  “We want them to be empowered in coming up with a program like this-- physical fitness,” he added.

“We bring peace through running, working and playing with them. We work for peace and development,” Bermillo said.

“We always support the program of the government like this. We advocate peace and promote the healthy practice of jogging and walking,” said LtCol. Hubert Acierto, 1st Field Artillery Battalion commanding officer.  

Meanwhile, Major Jonathan Escandor,  executive officer of the 1st Cavalry (Tagapanguna) Squadron, Mechanized Infantry Division said their active involvement in the fun run is a manifestation of their wholehearted support to the anti-illegal drug campaign of President Duterte.

“We want to show our support to the barangay council in their fight against illegal drugs,” Escandor said adding that the campaign against illegal drugs should always start in the barangay level.

It was learned that President Duterte has issued an executive order for military support in his fight against drugs, which he said was a national security threat.

During the event, the BADAC awarded cash prizes and trophies to the top runners.

“I would like to thank the different stakeholders for their active participation in making the fun run successful,” Daoala concluded. (ALT/GCC-PIA9/Zamboanga del Sur)

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