TUBAO, La Union – Mayor Dante Garcia of this town offered to give P2, 000 to each high school students who can provide information on individuals who are involved in illegal drug activities.
Garcia announced during the anti-illegal drug symposium of high school students at the Tubao National High School that he will strictly provide confidentiality on the identities of students who can give accurate information to any illegal drug suspects.
“The reward for students is just an extension of the reward system which we are giving to our policemen in Tubao if they arrest an illegal drug suspect. I’ve been offering P10, 000 each arrest for our police and they already have at least ten suspects arrested. They already received some of their reward,” Garcia said.
Garcia said he, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and the local police, organized the anti-drug symposium for students to inform them about the effect of illegal drugs in their lives and in the community.
Garcia was one of the four alleged narco-politics in La Union named by Duterte.
But Garcia vehemently denied the accusation telling that he strongly supported then the candidacy and campaigned for the presidential bid of Duterte because he was confident that the proliferation of illegal drugs would be solved.
He is confident that he would be cleared by the authorities because he already subjected himself for investigation. He said he was never involved in any illegal drug activity.
Besmark Bengwayan, PDEA regional information officer, said they discussed to the students and teachers about the different kinds of illegal drugs and its effect to human.
“The activity will help the students and teachers to avoid illegal drugs and instead they will help the government in its anti-illegal drug campaign,” Bengwayan said.
By Dexter A. See