by Manda Icasiano
Held every 26th day of June, IDADAIT is being observed simultaneously in all member countries of the United Nations as per resolution signed during the UN General Assembly on December 7, 1987 and by virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 264.
In the Philippines, the official campaign for this celebration is “Kalusugan ay Kayamanan, Droga ay Iwasan” to give emphasis of the theme for this year which is “health”.
Meanwhile in Angono, Rizal, various NGO’s, students and representatives from the municipal employees joined this year’s celebration of IDADAIT at the town’s Lakeside Park in Brgy. San Vicente. Mayor Gerry V. Calderon tasked his secretariat, the KKK Office (Kapayapaan, Katauhan at Kapaligiran) together with its local Anti-Drug Abuse Council (ADAC) coordinator – Angelo San Juan, to form a delegation to be sent at the said event. Early this morning, Angono ADAC pushed thru with no less than fifty (50) delegates to celebrate & observe the nationwide celebration.
Students from Raises Academy, Angono public schools, members of the SK Federation led by SK President Mico Calderon, NGOs like Y-C.A.R.E.S. (Youth Coordinating Council for Reforms, Education and Social Services), and some municipal employees actively participated in the event.