Manila, March 6, 2020 — The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) have teamed up to launch a nationwide campaign to combat drug use in the country.
During a ceremony hosted by Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte on Thursday, March 5, PDEA National Capital Region (NCR) Director Joel Plaza launched the drug abuse prevention video campaign with support from the U.S. government. The campaign will run in primary schools, colleges and universities, community centers, and PDEA’s Balay Silangan centers.
Speaking to an audience of 300, PDEA National Capital Region Director Joel Plaza said, “the video is part of the work that PDEA does with its demand reduction programs. The youth sector is the focus…as they are the most vulnerable in society.”