BCPO launches rehabilitation program

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BAGION CITY – A total of 100 PWUDS (Person Who Used Drugs) participants from different police stations in Baguio City joined the Launching and Kick-off 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 surrenderees in his opening remarks saying “Our task is to protect young people, and you surrenderees, your willingness for change will be a great factor in this program,” Co said.

The launching was attended by the station commanders from stations 1 to 10 and their PCAD   officers,   the City   Social   Welfare   and   Development   Office   headed   by   Ms.   Betty Fangasan, representatives from the Department of Health, Department of Education, media representatives from   PTV-COR,   the Philippine   Daily   Inquirer,   Philippine   News   Agency,   and community   faith-based   organizations, with  38   facilitators from 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, among others, which helped throughout the development of the Rehabilitation Program.

The Regional Director of PROCOR, Police Brigadier General Israel Ephraim Dickson, also   reported that   all   Barangay  Anti-Drug  Abuse   Council  (BADAC)   members   are  monitoring    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 everyone,”, Dickson added.

The   Rehabilitation   Program  is   intended   for   surrendered   drug   dependents under Project Tokhang to rejoin and rebuild their life in the community by undergoing   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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