In line with the continuous run of eliminating terrorism and local conflicts, the National Capital Region Police Office, Chief, PMGEN VICENTE D DANAO JR. spearheaded the Kabataan Kontra Droga at Terorismo 2-Day Youth Leadership Boot Camp in Support to ELCAC with the theme “D2 KaMI: Droga’y Durugin, Komunismo at Masamang gawain ay Iwaksi” on March 16 to 17, 2021 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM at Hinirang Multi-Purpose Hall, Camp Bagong Diwa, Bicutan, Taguig City.
The activity was participated by SK Chairmen/ SK Federation and Councilors from different Barangay under the jurisdiction of the five (5) Police Districts. The highlights include Lectures and Practical Exercises; Leadership and Team Building Activities with crafting of Manifesto of support to ELCAC; Poster Making Contest; Sharing of Experiences with the Cadres and Oath Taking that was administered by RD DANAO.
The 2-Days Youth Leadership Boot Camp aims to prepare both the youth and student sector for the practical reality of leadership development and to protect them from being brainwashed by the CNN/CTGs into abandoning their families and studies and prepare to become active PNP partners and advocates of peace and development.
Likewise, as one of the highlights of the activity is the Oath Taking of the participants wherein they pledge to commit themselves with utmost sincerity to uphold the KABATAAN KONTRA DROGA AT TERORISMO of the Philippine National Police.
They pledge to cascade the KABATAAN KONTRA DROGA AT TERORISMO PROGRAM and take the right action to fight against any illegal drugs and terrorism – or any related activities.
Further, as an individual and primary member of the youth community, they pledge to do their duties and responsibilities to simulate motivation to the fellow youth through active participation in community and school. They will uphold to the objectives set by this program and inherit others to do the same. And finally, to become a good steward in the implementation of KKDAT program in empowering the youth to create and develop an organized and safer country to live in.
During his message, PMGEN DANAO expressed how overwhelmed he was with the presence and support of the youth leaders during the boot camp. Considering that they are the SK Chairmen of different barangays, they can help a lot in the campaign against illegal drugs and terrorism in the country.
RD DANAO also shared his experience when he was still young, how he took part on the rallies and engagement against the government. Fortunately, with the help and motivation of his father, who was a former army officer, he changed his outlook in life and decided to join PMA and presently became the Regional Director of NCRPO.
“Kung makikita ninyo grabe ang ginawa ng makakaliwang grupo. Sa totoo lang. Hindi ko sinisilaw yung utak ninyo. Marami itong ginawa na hindi lang namalayan ng ating history o ng ating panahon. Wag kayong maniwala sa mga sinasabi nila. Totoo yan, hindi po kami magdedeny na may mga abusadong sundalo. Totoo yan. Totoo yan na may abusadong pulis. Pero ako na po nagsasabi sa inyo. Ako na mismo. Hindi kami papayag na ang unipormadong pulis, unipormadong sundalo ay patuloy na magiging abusado.” PMGEN DANAO said.
He added “kaya nga ako, sabi ko nga kami po ay tuwang tuwa dahil nakita namin yung presence ninyo. Alam po namin na ang kabataan is the hope of our motherland. Pero let us put a total stop with deception na ginagawa po ng mga kapatid natin na makakaliwa.”###