Student leaders from Trinity University of Asia (TUA) represented the university in the 22nd National Youth Congress on Drug Prevention Abuse Prevention and Education last June 24-27, 2014. The delegation was led by Ms. Emmily Noemi Arboleda, TUA faculty and concurrent national treasurer of Dangerous Drugs Board Inter-Agency Council on Drug Abuse Prevention Education (DDB-IAC-DAPE).
The Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) and the National Youth Commission (NYC) in partnership with the Municipal Government of Tanay, National Youth Coordinating Council on Drug Abuse Prevention Education (NYCC-DAPE) and the Dangerous Drugs Board Inter-Agency Council on Drug Abuse Prevention Education (DDB-IAC-DAPE) conducted the congress with the theme “Youth Action for Healthy Communities without Drugs” held in the Bakasyunan Hotel and Conference Center in Tanay, Rizal.
Several youth organizations from around the country, including Visayas and Mindanao, sent representatives to the said congress having more than 120 youth delegates.
In line with the event’s aim, the delegates were empowered to be involved in the fight against drug dependency. The four-day conference was filled with activities developing leadership among the youth, informative seminars about drug abuse prevention and its current status in the Philippines, a plenary session as well as a supposed election for the NYC officers.
Corina Tolentino, Central Student Council Vice-President, won 2nd runner-up as NYC’s Ambassadress for Drug Abuse Prevention. She will also represent TUA as part of committee created after the failed NYC elections. - Bea Sarah Luga