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stage-play-1The “Kaya ko ‘to ng walang droga” campaign, an initiative of the Dangerous Drugs Board to fully engage the public in the anti-drug advocacy via awareness-raising initiatives, was brought to life in a stage play competition at the Amoranto Theatre in Quezon City.

Students of seven participating public schools in Metro Manila depicted the importance of living healthy and drug-free to succeed in life, through plays of different original and creative plots.

The entry of Caybiga High School, Caloocan City placed first in the competition. They showcased a “docu-drama”, following the life of a young boy named Max, who amid all the influences and pressures around him was able to live away from all vices including drugs, finish his education and succeed in life.

Landing the second place was the group of students from Eulogio Rodriguez, Jr. High School, Quezon City, who portrayed the ill effects of drugs but also gave a picture of the hope there is in treatment and rehabilitation.

The third spot was awarded to Togatog National High School, Caloocan City, which presented a story on the struggles faced by a family with a drug dependent member.

Other participating schools were Makati High School, Makati City; Pinagbuhatan High School, Pasig City; Pedro E. Diaz High School, Muntinlupa City; and Mataas na Paaralanng Neptali A. Gonzales High School, Mandaluyong City.

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Based on creativity, relevance of the story, and adherence to the theme, the entries were judged by Ms. Amcy Esteban of the Department of Education, Dr. Henry Magat, Associate Professor, Humanities, Social Science and Communication Department of FEU East Asia College, and Ms. Teresita C. Pindea, Chief, Preventive Education Training and Information Division of the DDB.

Winning entries will have the opportunity to perform during the significant events of the DDB.