BAGUIO CITY– In line with the thrust of the Duterte administration to rid the country of illegal drugs, an orientation on drug awareness was held at the Baguio City School of Arts and Trades (BCSAT) to inform the scholars and employees about the ill effect of drugs.
The activity was held recently at the BCSAT FBS (Food and Beverage Services) Function Room. There were 130 trainees or TESDA scholars and 12 employees who listened to the lecture.
“The use, possession, transport and sale of illegal drugs is punishable under Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Anti-Dangerous Drugs Law of 2002,” said Rosel Sarmiento, Information Officer (IO) of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in the Cordillera Administrative Region (PDEA-CAR).
Sarmiento discussed the types of illegal drugs and its ill effect to a person. She also talked about the anti-drugs law of 2002, which defines the acts considered as violations under the anti-illegal drugs law.
“In relation to the government’s campaign on war against drugs, BCSAT showed its support to the campaign by facilitating drugs awareness among its stakeholders,” Arlene Cadalig, school administrator of BCSAT.
BCSAT is the only TESDA- administered technical-vocational (Tech-Voc) school in the Cordillera offering scholarships for tourism-related skills like Bread and Pastry Production NC II, Bartending NC II, Food and Beverages Services NC II, Housekeeping NC II, Cookery NC II, and Barista NC II.
By Vilma Tolarba