PNP-Rizal successfully conducts DARE program; 714 elementary school students graduate

ANTIPOLO CITY, Rizal, April 4 (PIA) — Philippine National Police (PNP)–Rizal recently implemented its Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) program in the municipalities of Taytay, Cainta and Angono.

Students from San Isidro Elementary School, Brgy., San Isidro, Taytay, Rizal attended the DARE program initiated by the PNP Rizal Provincial Police Office every Tuesday starting November 6, 2012 and graduated early March in a ceremony attended by PNP-Rizal and DepEd-Rizal.

The Cainta Municipal Police Station also began their DARE program implementation last November 25, 2012 for pupils of Cainta Central School and Exodus Elementary School where while the graduation was held March 5.

Joaquin Guido Elementary School and Angono Elementary School students started their DARE program through the Angono MPS last July 2, 2012 and graduated February 27, 2013.

A total of 714 grade six students from three municipalities in five different schools (San Isidro Elementary School, Cainta Central School, Exodus Elementary School, Joaquin Guido Elementary School and Angono Elementary School) graduated under DARE.

DARE is a program held by the PNP which educates grade six elementary students on the harmful effects of illegal drugs. Among the lessons highlighted are eight ways to refuse offers to take drugs, resisting gang and group violence and alternative activities to keep the youth drug-free. (PNP-Rizal/CPG/GG/PIA4A)


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