Tagum City—Creating a brighter future for millennials in the city, the City Government of Tagum, through the Public Education and Employment Services Office (PEESO), kicked-off its Information Education Campaign (IEC) simultaneously in three secondary schools last September 12, 2018.
Students, parents, and even teachers of grade seven from La Filipina National High School, Tagum City National Comprehensive High School, and Tagum City National High School joined the said campaign which gave lectures on rampant issues concerning the youth of today.
Bullying, Alcoholism, Gangsterism, HIV/AIDS, Teenage Pregnancy, and Drug Addiction, among others, were the topics tackled to heighten the awareness among students on its detrimental effects.
The campaign which was aimed towards having healthy and well-nourished learners is the answer of the city government to the clamor of the public relating to the seemingly faltering condition of the young generation in the city.
In 2017, Davao del Norte, where Tagum is the capital city, tallied a high rate of HIV and teenage pregnancy; subsequently, the city government planned to devise a program to counter the snowballing cases of HIV/AIDS and teenage pregnancy.
Mayor Allan Rellon who shared that the campaign had been his dream since he was still a student, added that it is also the duty of the government, not only by the DepEd, to help in educating the youth regarding the beauty of a vice-free life.
The IEC, which is implemented in partnership with PNP-Tagum, City Social Welfare and Development Office, City Social Services and Gender and Development Office, and the Department of Education Division of Tagum City will run until September 26 and will cover every public secondary schools in the city.
Notably, the PEESO plans to bring the IEC in the private schools in Tagum in its second streak. JP Cordovero/CIO Tagum