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PCRG taking anti-drugs war to schools, grassroots level

  • Written by Alfred P. Dalizon
  • Published in Nation
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A child-friendly Police-Community Relations Group (PCRG) headed by Senior Superintendent Gilbert DC Cruz  turning in to the old but proven “anti-drugs roadshow” to explain to the public, schoolchildren in particular why they should stay away from drugs and help the government account for drug traffickers and users.

Cruz said they are bringing in their mascot “PO1 Bato” and a puppet show featuring “Tatay Digong and Da Adiks” during their roadshow in which they will also distribute a comic book titled ‘Itaga Mo Sa Bato’ which he personally wrote to educate the public on the evils of drugs.
The PCRG marked its 24th founding anniversary recently by calling on the entire country to fully support the ongoing crackdown against drugs, crime and corruption by the Philippine National Police headed by Director General Ronald ‘Bato’ M. de la Rosa.
So far, the PNP Project: Double Barrel and Oplan: Tokhang ordered by Gen. De la Rosa has already resulted in the killing of more than 400 armed drug traffickers in gunbattles with the police; the arrest of nearly 5,000 notorious drug offenders and the surrender of over 570,000 confessed drug dealers and users.
“Thru this roadshow, we will be targeting schoolchildren and the youth, easily the most vulnerable to drugs. We want to capture their interest and open their eyes and ear on why they should stay away from drugs,” Cruz said.
The PCRG is also working on a local version of “Cops”, an American reality show featuring policemen responding to different emergency calls, in some cases engaging armed offenders in shootout or going after fleeing criminals.