Camp Olivas, City of San Fernando, Pampanga-Recognizing their vital role in the government's campaign against terrorism and illegal drugs, PRO3 Head PBGEN VALERIANO T DE LEON gave members of KKDAT Central Luzon grocery bags as a humble gesture of gratitude and appreciation for the strong involvement of the youth sector in this advocacy.

PBGEN DE LEON distributed the bags during the 1st KKDAT Regional Summit held at Camp Olivas, City of San Fernando, Pampanga on Saturday (December 12) wherein the officers and members have put up a KKDAT Shirt for a Cause booth to help a member with skin cancer.

Only half of the total number of members and officers participated in said event in adherence with the minimum health standard protocols of the Department of Health.

The event was highlighted with the awarding of outstanding KKDAT members and chapters and signing of Pledge of Commitment led by Hon Franz Arabia, KKDAT Spokesperson and SK Chairman as well as video messages of Sen Ronald Dela Rosa and Sen Lawrence Go.

NICA Director General ALEX PAUL MONTEAGUDO in his message via Zoom video said, "We still have so much to do, that is why I ask the officials and members of the KKDAT to continue our advocacy. To our Youth, please help us save you and the future generation."

"Being one of the important sectors of our society, your voice as well as your awareness and understanding is much-needed in two of the perennial concerns of our country, which is the problem on illegal drugs and terrorism, "PBGEN DE LEON added.

Among prominent personalities present include Assistant Director for Counter Intelligence Ret PBGEN ROLANDO ASUNCION who physically represented DG MONTEAGUDO, MMDA Spokesperson Pircelyn Pialago,Usec. Lorraine Marie T. Badoy, PCOO Spokesperson NTR ELCAC along with Arayat Municipal Mayor Emmanuel Alejandrino and other heads of local government agencies.

The Kabataan Kontra Droga at Terorismo (KKDAT) which was founded by NICA Director General ALEX PAUL MONTEAGUDO in 2016 is designed to insulate the youth from radicalization efforts of both the communist movement and Islamic terrorists. It is also a strategic response towards addressing the threat of illegal drugs on the Philippine youth. Through the PNP Police Community Relations platform, it seeks to empower both youth and student sectors to become resilient to radical ideologies and to protect them from being brainwashed by the CPP-NPA into abandoning their families and studies. KKDAT is envisioned to enflame the SPIRIT OF VOLUNTEERISM among the youth and student sectors.