PNP hosts annual summer recreational program to lure children away from illegal drugs

The Philippine National Police (PNP) has advised the public, especially the youth, to refrain from illegal drugs and instead participate in sports, music, arts, and other recreational activities during the summer season.

The call was made by PNP Chief Ronald dela Rosa as he led the opening ceremony of the 2018 Summer Sports Training and Recreational Program at the PNP Gymnasium.

Spearheaded by PNP’s Headquarter Support Service (HSS), the opening ceremony was attended by hundreds of participants including children who are dependents of PNP uniformed and non-uniformed personnel.

According to Dela Rosa, holding summer activities has become an annual event for the PNP in line with their efforts to lure children away from illegal activities, especially the use of drugs.

The PNP chief highlighted that the program targets to promote the overall development of uniformed, non-uniformed personnel and their dependents by ensuring their total well-being, health, and fitness.

“Ang tao na nag-eengage sa sports is after his health and talagang mapapaiwas ka sa droga dahil dito. It will boost your personality and you will feel confident dahil sa ma-e-experience niyong training,” Dela Rosa said.

“I hope you enjoy while you learn and learn while you enjoy in this program,” the PNP chief added.

Themed “Sports at Musika Handog ng Kapulisan Upang Droga ay Maiwasan,” this year’s PNP summer training offers 15 different sports namely aikido, arnis, badminton, dance sports, basketball, boxing, chess, judo, karatedo, muay thai, lawn tennis, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo and even swimming for persons with disability (PWD).

Lessons on band instruments will also be offered such as: saxophone, guitar, keyboard, flute, clarinet, drums, trumpe, and trombone.

Interested participants may register at the PNP-HSS office situated at Camp Crame in Quezon City. The program has no age limit. For more details, you may contact 722-4110 local 5355/4439/4319.