LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, June 5(PIA) - -About 250 bike enthusiasts from the different provinces in the Cordillera region joined the 1st Police Regional Office Cordillera “Padyak Tungo sa Pagbabago” last Friday.
The bikathnon which started at the La Trinidad police station thru a tough route that ended at the PNP regional office in Camp Bado Dangwa, was aimed to raise funds to help rehabilitate drug surrenderers in drug rehabilitation centers in the region while enhancing awareness about healthy lifestyle.
PRO Cordillera regional director Police Chief Superintendent Elmo Francis Sarona handed over the checks worth P10,000 each to Dr. Mary Josephine Dulawan for the Ifugao Rehabilitation Center and to Dr. Clarrette Rosario P. Dy of Baguio General Hospital and Medical for the out-patient treatment care for drug surrenderers in their respective institutions.
‘I would like to thank the bikers especially those who came all the way from the provinces to be a part of this worthy cause for those what to change for a better and get rid of the bad vice of using illegal drugs’, Sarona said.
‘This is a good start and that we hope we can have more activities like this to raise funds and awareness on battling against illegal drugs’, he added.
Cazan Clyde Carreon topped the civilan category. James Dacayanan placed second and third was Sonny Lamsis.
Ben Henry Tarnate, five years old and and Wilter Henry Tarnate, 8, from Tabuk City are the youngest to join the Padjak Tungo sa Pagbabago.
“Sa mga kabataan katulad ko sana huwag subukan and nakaka-adict na droga, ma-involve na lang sa sports katulad ng bike, basketball at iba pa”, Tarnate said. (JDP/JBZ -PIA CAR)