About 2,000 police officers, force multipliers, and representatives from various agencies and stakeholders joined the simultaneous launching of LAKAD Tokhang (Lipunin At Kalampagin Ang Droga) in Bacolod City, Saturday.
Senior Supt. Francisco Ebreo, Bacolod City Police Office officer-in-charge, said their records show that 2,185 police officers from Bacolod and Negros Occidental, personnel of the Department of Education, barangay officials, media, and representatives from the Bureau of Fire Protection, and the National Bureau of Investigation participated in the activity.
The LAKAD Tokhang is a “People's Walk” to ask for support from the community on the TokhangRelaunched and Double Barrel Reloaded.
Participants marched from the Bacolod City Public Plaza to the Provincial Capitol Lagoon, where a program was held.
Officials of Bacolod and Negros Occidental also signed the pledge of commitment to the LAKAD Tokhang campaign of the Philippine National Police.
The activity aims to raise awareness on the ill-effects of drugs and encourage the community to be actively involved in the campaign against it.
“There is a limit to what the Philippine National Police can do against illegal drugs, but the community, through a whole-nation approach, can do much,” Ebreo said.
Bacolod Mayor EvelioLeonardia, Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran, and Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office director Senior Supt. Rodolfo Castil Jr. were present during the activity.*SGG
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