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Milan PCG initiates AGAD, action group against illegal drugs use


Consul General Marichu Mauro (seated, middle) with officers of the Philippine Consulate General in Milan and the leaders of Filipino Communities

The Philippine Consulate General in Milan held its first organizational meeting for its Northern Italy Action Group Against Drugs (AGAD) initiative on 24 November 2016.

Milan PCG led by Consul General Marichu Mauro, aims to launch AGAD as its contribution to the President’s campaign in combating drug problems among Filipinos.

The AGAD initiative against illegal drugs is being done in close collaboration with the leaders and members of Filipino community organizations in Milan and Northern Italy.

The formation of AGAD was met with enthusiasm by the Filipino community who offered various recommendations such as engaging the youth to develop positive hobbies and activities to prevent drug use, and by developing strong network of Filipino organizations including church-based groups so that a more concentrated effort could be made in the fight against drugs among Filipinos.