BAGUIO CITY – A total of 100 PWUDS (Person Who Used Drugs) participants from different Police Stations of Baguio City joined the Launching and Kickoff program of Rehabilitation of PWUDS at Beneco, South Drive last September 30.
The Baguio City Police Office headed by City Director, Police Colonel Allen Rae Co, encouraged the drug surrenders in his opening remarks, “Our task is to protect young people, and you surenderrers your willingness for change will be a great factor in this program”, Co said.
The launching was attended by the Station Commanders from station 1-10 and their PCAD officers, City Social Welfare and Development Office headed by Ms. Betty Fangansan, representatives from the Department of Health, Department of Education, Media from PTV-COR, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Philippine News Agency and Community Faith-based Organizations attended by thirty eight (38) facilitators like Bless Our Cops headed by Pastor Vio Muncada, International Movement and Partnerships for Change and Transformation (IMPACT) headed by Pastor Ricardo Bagalawis, Simula sa Pagbabago (SIPAG) headed by Pastor Marlon De Vera and Uplife Movement headed by Pastora Rowena Oraja.
These organizations help throughout the development of the Rehabilitation Program. The Regional Director of PROCOR, Police Brigadier General Israel Ephraim Dickson also that all Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Council (BADAC) members are conducting monitoring to all drug surrenders to check on their sincerity in their rehabilitation program and initiate counter measures against those who refuse to undergo the mandatory government initiated programs. “We cannot do these by our own, we need the help of each and every one,”, Dickson added.
The Rehabilitation Program is intended for surrendered drug dependents under Project Tokhang to rejoin and rebuild their life in the community, surrenders will undergo classes and modules regarding moral and spiritual upliftment, health and wellness, psycho-social support, civic/community activities and skills training enhancement.
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