Camp Siongco, Awang, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao – About 30 drug users who have surrendered to the government joined the fun run initiated by 2nd Mechanized Infantry Battalion yesterday (February 21) at Brgy Poblacion, Ampatuan, Maguindanao.

The fun run was in coordination with the local government unit (LGU) of Ampatuan anchored on the theme, “Takbo laban sa terorismo at iligal na droga”.

More than 500 participants from 2nd Mechanized Infantry Battalion, personnel from PNP-Maguindanao, Department of Local Government Unit (DILG), Bureau of Fire Protection, religious sector, LGU-Ampatuan, Barangay officials and residents of Ampatuan joined the activity. They all gathered at the municipal covered hall of the Ampatuan.

This activity aimed to ensure the well-being of all reformists to deviate from using illegal drugs and provide a programs and activities as part of their rehabilitation following the intensified anti-drug campaign of President Rodrigo Duterte.

Lt Col Alvin G Iyog, Commanding Officer of 2nd Mechanized Battalion, acknowledged the local government of Ampatuan for the continued partnership in helping the former drug users to maintain a drug-free lifestyle.

6th Infantry Division Commander, Maj Gen Cirilito E. Sobena, said that the activity does not only benefit the surrenderers but also the community as a whole to fight against criminalities and terrorism.