In compliance with Republic Act No. 7722, otherwise known as the “Higher Education Act of 1994” and pursuant to Section 42 and 43 ( c ) of Article IV of R.A. 9165, otherwise known as the “Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002”
Section 42. Student Councils and Campus Organizations. – All elementary, secondary and tertiary schools' student councils and campus organizations shall include in their activities a program for the prevention of and deterrence in the use of dangerous drugs, and referral for treatment and rehabilitation of students for drug dependence.
Section 43. School Curricula. – Instruction on drug abuse prevention and control shall be integrated in the elementary, secondary and tertiary curricula of all public and private schools, whether general, technical, vocational or agro-industrial as well as in non-formal, informal and indigenous learning systems. Such instructions shall include:
(1) Adverse effects of the abuse and misuse of dangerous drugs on the person, the family, the school and the community;
(2) Preventive measures against drug abuse;
(3) Health, socio-cultural, psychological, legal and economic dimensions and implications of the drug problem;
(4) Steps to take when intervention on behalf of a drug dependent is needed, as well as the services available for the treatment and rehabilitation of drug dependents; and
(5) Misconceptions about the use of dangerous drugs such as, but not limited to, the importance and safety of dangerous drugs for medical and therapeutic use as well as the differentiation between medical patients and drug dependents in order to avoid confusion and accidental stigmatization in the consciousness of the students.
Asia Pacific College will be conducting a Drug Awareness Seminar with a theme “Your Future is the Key, So Stay Drug-Free!” for Senior High School on August 11, 2017, (8:00 AM – 9:30 AM for Grade 11/ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM for Grade 12) at the College Auditorium.
Our Guest Speaker is Dr. Bernard M. Regalado, Head of the Drug Testing Laboratory of Asia Pacific Medical and Diagnostics, Inc. and accredited physician of the Dangerous Drugs Board.