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VG Lagman lauds opening of Albay’s drug rehabilitation, treatment center

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Vice Governor Edcel Grex Lagman has lauded the opening of the Albay province-owned drug rehabilitation center.

Governor Al Francis Bichara inaugurated recently the Albay Provincial Drug Rehabilitation and Treatment Center which is deemed to be the first center with complete facilities.

“Albay province now has its own Drug Rehabilitation and Reformation Facility. It has psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses and social workers. It has a medical clinic as well as dormitories for both girls and boys and a multi-purpose building,” Lagman said.

“All those manning these facilities will implement treatment programs tailor-fit for its clients who are mostly minors who use drugs, push drugs and/or have pending cases in court,” he added.

The Vice Governor said that their goal now is to bring back Albayano children in conflict with the law back to the mainstream of society.

“There are many inspiring stories on minors who once lost their way but took full advantage of the second chances afforded them. Many eventually became successful and productive citizens. Surely no one is beyond redemption,” Lagman said.

:Also happy to have one of the more trustworthy and capable people in government who truly are committed in fighting the drug menace as our guests of honor.”

Lagman, meanwhile, extended his gratitude to Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director General Gen. Aaron Aquino (Ret.) and Dangerous Drugs Board Assistant Secretary Walter Besas for gracing the inauguration.