ORMOC CITY, Leyte, Sept. 10 (PNA) -– The Ormoc City Police Office (OCPO) is currently conducting the Drug Awareness and Resistance Education (DARE) to the city’s elementary pupils, cited as potential and innocent targets of illegal drug pushers.

Sr. Supt. Ferdinand M. Garay said that in compliance to the national program of Philippine National Police (PNP), OCPO taps the young learners in providing awareness against illegal drugs, particularly the 400 pupils of Linao, Maticaa, Valencia and City Central Schools.

The lecture, which will run until October, uses 17 modules where the local police has been educating pupils on drugs use risk.

DARE is a campaign of the national agency aimed at reducing the proliferation of prohibited drugs in communities.

The program reaches out young children who are considered would-be victims, thus making them aware of wrong acts that they likely come across at their neighborhood.

As part of Police-Community Relations (PCR) activity, Garay announced their plan of raising funds through a fun run during the culmination activity.

Proceeds will be utilized at providing other needs of the city’s three stations.

Since super typhoon Yolanda, these stations still lack facilities like computer set, adequate quarters among others.

Hopeful to gather funds, he calls support to various civic groups, agencies, establishments and individuals on their finale activities come end of October.

Registrations is at PHP300, PHP400 and PHP500 for three- kilometer (km), five km and 10 km run, respectively. The fee is all inclusive with bib race, singlet and snacks.

Sponsorships are made available for establishments who wish to extend support. Gold sponsors at PHP5,000, Silver PHP3,000 and Bronze PHP2,000 with free slots for 10, five and three runners, respectively.

In return, all sponsors are given the option for free ads like hanging of tarps, space for product display at the venue during the event and the like. (PNA)