The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) Regional Director, PCSupt Oscar D Albayalde is confident that NCRPO’s war against illegal drugs and criminality could transform and save more lives by adapting best practices of Colombia “The Way to Happiness (TWTH), Ethics Building Program and the United States Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE)
The Way to Happiness is a booklet written by L. Ron Hubbard originally published in 1981. It is a non-religious personal moral code of ethics to restore common decency and address issues of ethical behavior. It was considered as the first moral code based wholly on common sense to help arrest the current moral decline in society and restore integrity and trust to mankind. It holds a Guinnes record as the world’s most translated non religious book in the world. It was proven to be successful approach in promoting harmony in some places of the world particularly in South America resulting to dramatic decrease in the incidents of kidnapping and illegal drugs trade thereby improving the peace and order situation in that area. Colombians used the same book and its transformation effect to the drug was called the “Colombian Miracle.” Same booklet and training is now being conducted in Mexico and Costa Rica.
In the PNP, particularly the NCRPO, every police officer tasked to implement Oplan Tokhang encouraged the suspected users or pushers using the 21 moral precepts of the Way to Happiness as guide to convince the suspected drug personalities to stop using illegal drugs and change their way of life.
Albayalde believe that incorporating these moral precepts and teachings would not just transform the lives of the drug personalities it will also transform our region into a safer and happier place to live,” he stated.
On the other hand, the NCRPO with the partnership and aid of the American D.A.R.E mentors are currently training more police officers to become well-trained DARE teachers who will reach out more students and youth and save them from engaging illegal drugs.
The DARE Officers Training would give better insights to the police officers on how they can deliver scaled education and drug awareness for the youths.
“We will remind the youth and inculcate to them that they are indeed the hope of this country. And we, the police, are all there to help them achieve that.” Albayalde stated. ###