Aguinaldo, Ifugao – Aimed at preserving the customs and traditions of ancestors, members of the Kabataan Kontra Droga at Terorismo (KKDAT) in Aguinaldo town engaged themselves in different activities during the first KKDAT Assembly and Cultural Olympics featuring indigenous games in the municipality on Saturday, August 13.
KKDAT is an active youth organization organized by the Philippine National Police (PNP) aimed at educating young people on the effects of terrorism, violent extremism, and the abuse of illegal substance.
The event was participated by KKDAT members of the 16 barangays of Aguinaldo and was held at the Municipal Ground, Barangay Galonogon, Aguinaldo, Ifugao.
Aguinaldo police and KKDAT Aguinaldo initiated the activity backed with a financial support from the municipal local government unit headed by Mayor Gaspar Chilagan Jr.
As the highlight of the event, the youth-participants participated in various ethnic games such as ‘Hanggo’ (arm wrestling), ‘in-innat’ (tug of war), ‘ennabpha’ (piggyback), ‘ag-agto’ race or a race done while carrying a basket in the head, among others.
Male youth who participated in the games were required to wear the G-string or ‘ba-ag’, while the females were asked to use the ‘tapis’.
Aguinaldo police said that aside from the activity, they will be looking into other means that would develop and nurture more youth in the municipality in their long term plans to help them achieve who they want to become in the future.
“We the PNP family in the Municipality of Aguinaldo expresses our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who participated and contributed to the success of the said activity.”
“We wish and hope that we will do more development in nurturing our youths in what they will become in the future,” they wrote in a Facebook post.
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