PNP and MPCF Cam Sur launch illegal drugs awareness and prevention

Canaman, Camarines Sur - The Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) this province in cooperation with the Philippine National Police (PNP) Provincial Police Office has sponsored a symposium on ‘Illegal Drugs Awareness and Prevention’, held at the JCJ Sports Complex on July 29, 2016.

VP for Student and External Affairs Napoleon Mangente addresses the students, faculty, staff at the Seminar on ‘Illegal Drug Awareness & Prevention’. Seated at the head table (L to R) ORES Director Edna Fatima Balaquiao, Senior High School Principal Eden Arenas, Symposium Speaker PO2 Fatima Lanuza, VP for Academic Affairas Marian Her. Lazaro,Human Resource Director Carlo J. Ampuan and VP for Administration Dr. Edgar Despi (partly hidden).

Led by the office of the Vice President for Student and External Affairs, it was participated not only by the students but also by the members of the school’s faculty and staff. Other interested parties from the school neighborhood were also in attendance.

In his opening remarks, VPSEA Napoleon Mangente informed the audience of the importance of knowing the ins and outs of the drug menace ravaging our country today which affect especially the youth.

“Mariners pushes for a zero tolerance when it comes to drug use or abuse by students and all members of the academic community’, declared VP Mangente.

On the part of the Senior High School Department, Principal Eden Arenas has put emphasis on the young students’ being able to know the harm brought about by illegal drugs.

“The seminar will bring forth to the young minds of our students the cognizance of the fact that nobody has emerged a winner after doing drugs’, said principal Arenas.

On the part of the Guest Speaker, PO2 Lanuza has made it a point that all negative vibrations could come to the user plus the fact that one could get deep into trouble with the law and the authorities.

Health, family relation, financial and all other kinds of problems could erupt once a member of the family gets addicted to illegal drugs.

(Left picture) Members of the faculty, staff, senior high school and college students listen attentively to PO2 Fatima Lanuza (right picture) of the Philippine National Police as she expounds on matters about ‘Illegal Drugs Awareness and prevention” during the symposium.

MPCF-Camarines Sur’s pro-active stand on the problem on drugs will continue more so that the school is in to training future ship officers and Seafarers.

As a matter of policy, a very strict medical requirement, including drug testing is being observed by the school before any student is accepted to enroll in the institution.