PDEA urges parents to aid anti-drug drive in Bohol schools

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PDEA urges parents to aid anti-drug drive in Bohol schools

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The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Bohol urged parents of students in the province to monitor their children amid reports of illegal drug activities inside schools.

According to PDEA-Bohol chief Ferdinand Kintanar, the public’s aid and support are much needed in the campaign against drugs particularly inside schools.

Carmelita Tecson, provincial social welfare development officer, noted during a meeting of the Gender and Development Technical Working Group on Wednesday that 2,540 minors in Bohol have admitted to drug involvement.

The said youth surrendered under Oplan Tokhang starting July until November, Tecson said.

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According to Kintanar, most of the minors involved in illegal drugs come from underprivileged families.

Since reports indicating that the drug trade has infiltrated schools surfaced, the PDEA has been intensifying its anti-illegal drive in educational institutions particularly in Tagbilaran City.

PDEA agent Ma. Chona Egam had previously noted that illegal drug activities are reportedly being conducted by both students and teachers. (Rey Tutas)

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