March 5, 2024

The youth plays a vital role in shaping a brighter future for our nation and their active participation in nation-building and the fight against illegal drugs is crucial for the realization of a Bagong Pilipinas.

This was emphasized by Department of the Interior and Local Government Sec. Benjamin Abalos during his message at the National Youth Convention 2023 in Baguio.

“Youth leaders contribute significantly to the development and guardianship of a drug-free Bagong Pilipinas through their active participation in the process of nation-building, especially in the fight against the prevalence of illegal drugs,” Abalos said.

 “I urge you to establish connections with other youth organizations and leaders in your barangay. By exchanging ideas, insights, and initiatives, one can generate a cohesive and constructive force that effects positive change.  By uniting, we capitalize on the potential of diversity, thereby enhancing our approaches and undertakings,” he said.

Abalos also underscored the significance of collaborating with regional line agencies to synchronize the initiatives of youth leaders with more comprehensive development objectives.

“Seek guidance, support, and resources to optimize the effectiveness of your programs. By working together, we foster more resilient communities” he said.

“Fighting social ills begins with education. Use your influence to inform your peers and community about the consequences of malnutrition,” he said. – Press release