Balay Silangan for illegal drug victims inaugurated in Roxas, Palawan
A facility built for victims of illegal drugs has been officially inaugurated last March 25 in Roxas town in Palawan.
Present during the opening of Balay Silangan were Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Region IV-B Acting Regional Director Mario Da Ramos as well as Roxas Mayor Maria Angela V. Sabando.
Also in attendance were San Vicente Mayor Maria Carmela E. Alvarez and Officer-in-Charge of Roxas Municipal Police Station PSInsp. Michael Von Agbisit.
“Ang nabanggit na pasilidad ay naisakatuparan base na rin sa kautusan ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte na dapat ay magkaroon ng programa ang mga lokal na pamahalaan para sa mga sumusukong indibidwal na biktima ng iligal na droga,” the province said.
“Kabilang din sa programa ang mga gumagamit at dating nagbebenta ng ipinagbabawal na gamot na nais na makabalik sa normal na pamumuhay upang maging kapaki-pakinabang sa kanilang komunidad. Sa pamamagitan ng Balay Silangan ay sasailalim sila sa apat na linggong pagsasanay at mga seminar na makakatulong sa kanilang pang araw-araw na pamumuhay,” it added.
The first Balay Silangan was opened last February in Quezon town. Other local governments in Palawan are likewise set to open their own facility.
The said facility was built in partnership with Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Technical Education Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), Philippine Nation Police (PNP) and Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).