February 23, 2024

SABANGAN, Mountain Province – The Mountain Province Provincial Police Office (MPPO) continues to collaborate with different agencies, schools, and organizations to help empower students, develop their leadership skills, and promote peace and sustainable development.

From Jan. 12 to14, the MPPPO collaborated with the Pingad National High School and other partners in Sabangan for the conduct  of “Moving the Youth towards Peace and Development (MYPD) 2.0” in said school.

About 80 grades 9 to 10 students attended the activity which was highlighted  with  lectures on leadership, roles of the youth in the community, spirituality in mental health and importance of family, mental health awareness, drug awareness, basic first aid, the art of deception, anti-cybercrime tips, social media management, and Project Safe Juana and Juan.

Other highlights of the MYPD 2.0 are values formation and recollection, team building, and talent showcase.

There was also a lecture on fostering mental resilience and developing children’s emotional health for guardians and parents.

Grade 10 student Reagan Ducolan was one happy and grateful participant.   

“We are thankful for the words of wisdom for our group. After the MYPD, I can say that I and my classmates have improved. This time, we are very lucky that we are the participants. We have learned a lot,” he said.

Another participant expressed continuous support for the MYPD.

“If someone will ask, do you support the activities of MYPD? Definitely, yes, because I believe that this kind of activity can change a person,” Quicy Luis said.

The event was made successful through the partnership with the PNHS administration and parents and teachers association, barangay officials, Kabataan Kontra Droga at Terorismo-Sabangan Chapter, Mountain Province State Polytechnic College, Sabangan LGU, among others. – Clienteast Van B. Totanes