ILOILO City – Kabataan Kontra Krimen, Droga at Terorismo or KKKDAT – this police program aims to veer away youngsters from in illegal drugs and terrorist activities or groups, according to Police Captain Shella Mae Sangrines, spokesperson of the Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO).
The city police launched the program recently. It got the backing of Sangguniang Kabataan chairpersons and councilmen, university student leaders and deans, and out-of-school youth organizations.
Among others, KKKDAT has an education component. It aims to impart to the youth knowledge that illegal drugs has ill-effects to health and that prohibited substances and joining terrorist organizations are a bane to society at large.
According to Sangrines, the program also aims to stir the spirit of volunteerism among the youth and make them active partners of the government in the nationwide advocacies against terrorism and substance abuse.
“This is very helpful to the youth. They are vulnerable to illegal activities. KKKDAT is a preventive measure,” said Sangrines.
One of the speakers during the recent launching was Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency’s Region 6 spokesperson David Garcia who talked about Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act./PN