TARLAC CITY – The Northern Luzon troops and the Jose V. Yap National High School here launched a national security awareness drive for senior high schools in Region III on Monday, Nov. 28.
The project is dubbed UniVISITy which adopts ‘Peace and Development through a Culture of Peace’ as its theme.
The project UniVISITy aims to raise awareness of the Communist Terrorist Group (CTG) recruitment of students and the youth sector.
The project also seeks to strengthen the ROTC program, and recruit students to become peace and development advocates.
Around 1,500 senior students attended the program symposium.
The Situational Awareness and Knowledge Management Cluster of the Regional Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (RTF-ELCAC) presented the deceptive recruitment of the CTG.
Private Ivylyn Corpin and Private Lady Desiree Miranda, who were both former rebels before they joined the Philippine Army, both shared their stories and experiences in the armed struggle. They are now peace advocates.
The Police Community Affairs and Development Unit of the Police Provincial Office Tarlac discussed the students about the anti-illegal drugs campaign.
Part of the project is the AFP recruitment booth and photo gallery, where lots of students showed their interest in joining the soldiery.
The school administration thanked the Northern Luzon Command for the initiative in protecting the students from any deceptions offered by the CTG.