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25 drug surrenderees from Balabac town finish rehab program

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A total of twenty five Recovering Drug Surrenderees from several sitios in Balabac town in Palawan have completed their Community Enhancement and Livelihood Program.

A moving up ceremony for the drug surrenderees coming from sitios Timbayan, Singkab, Tabunao, Lindagong and Centro in barangay Bancalaan was held recently.

Present during the activity were Raymundo Quicho representing Vice Governor Dennis M. Socrates, Teri Acda from the Office of the Governor and Shiela Reyes from the Department of Health.

Also in attendance were representatives from Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)-Balabac, Provincial Health Office, Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office, Philippine Coastguard, Philippine Army and local officials from the said barangay.

“Tampok sa inihandang programa ang pagbibigay ng mga sertipiko sa lahat ng Recovering Drugs Surrenderees (RDS) na sumailalim sa programa,” the province said.

“Samantala, ito ay susundan ng ikalawang yugto ng programa kung saan muling sasailalim ang mga RDS sa labing-walong linggong continuing care program,” it added.

The CELPDS is a program of the Provincial Government as a support to the Oplan Tokhang of the Philippine National Police.

“Sa ilalim nito, ang mga RDS ay sumasailalim sa 16 weeks structure program para makapagbagong buhay,” the province said.