Bishop wants anti-drug education not bag inspections

Bishop wants anti-drug education not bag inspections

Bishop Roberto Mallari


June 11, 2018


A Catholic bishop said he wants a stronger anti-drug education instead of surprise police inspections of student bags and school lockers.

Bishop Roberto Mallari said providing students with necessary information would better help them avoid or overcome drug problems.

“After seeing the vast problem of drugs in the country, we have to be more proactive in solving this problem,” said Mallari of the bishops’ Commission on Catechesis and Catholic Education.

“I think that we should even give our students more information about this problem so that they become part in the effort to eradicate this problem,” added the prelate.

National Capital Region Police Office chief Director Guillermo Eleazar earlier said they want to conduct random inspections of bags and lockers of elementary to senior high school students.

Eleazar said the move seeks to address student substance abuse or deter drug users in schools.