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DILG awards best anti-drug posters, songs in Central Luzon

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Central Luzon has recognized the winners of the regional BIDA digital poster-making and songwriting contests in the region.

The competitions were held as part of the agency’s flagship program against illegal drugs dubbed Buhay Ingatan, Droga’y Awayan (BIDA), officials said.

According to DILG Regional Director Anthony Nuyda, the project seeks to elevate the public’s awareness and encourage community participation in drug demand reduction.

“This BIDA program also envisions to create a lasting impact towards influencing the reduction of drug proliferation among communities, encouraging people to stay away from drugs, and de-stigmatizing drug dependents and addiction by providing access to recovery and rehabilitation,” he said.

Besides ramping up the fight against illegal drugs, he said the two contests are essential in this day and age of digital media in order to revisit the digital means of art making and to ensure continuous support for potential talents.

For the digital poster-making contest, Vivian Rivera from San Fernando City bested other artists and took home P25,000 cash plus certificate of recognition.

For the songwriting competition, Sarah Elizabeth Moral won first place after receiving the most number of likes. She took home P25,000 and a certificate.