ILIGAN CITY, Sept. 20—A Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) was entered into by City Mayor Celso G. Regencia, representing the local government of Iligan City, Jail Senior Inspector Rogelio P. Olarte, Jr., City Jail Warden, representing Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, and Judge Anisah Umpa, Executive Judge, Regional Trial Court, Branch II, to establish a Facility-Based Drug Rehabilitation Program (FBDRP).
The MOA signing was held at the city mayor’s office conference hall, in time with the meeting of the Iligan City Anti-Drug Abuse Council (ICADAC), the members as witnesses to the agreement signing.
Due to the increasing numbers of Persons Who Use Drug (PWD) detainees whose penalty is six months in-house rehabilitation treatment, that FBDR program exist and is designed for those who are supposedly be admitted in the Abuno Iligan City Drug Rehabilitation Treatment Center (ICDRTC).
Due to the increasing numbers of Persons Who Use Drug (PWD) detainees whose penalty is six months in-house rehabilitation treatment, the FBDR program exists and is designed for those who are supposedly be admitted in the Abuno Iligan City Drug Rehabilitation Treatment Center (ICDRTC).
However, the rehab center could no longer accommodate them. So, instead of transporting the detainees with drug-related cases to the rehab center, the rehab program intended for the PWUDs shall be done inside the BJMP.
Furthermore, the six months FBDRP to be implemented inside the BJJMP has similar modules with that of the existing Drug Rehab Treatment Center at Sitio Fatima, Barangay Abuno.
Along with the ICADAC agenda was the Orientation on the Operationalization of Balay Silangan conducted by Ms. Juliet A. Cagaanan, Barangay Drug Clearing Officer, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA-X).
The orientation is in preparation for the establishment of “Balay Silangan” in Iligan City which shall be built at Sitio Fatima, Barangay Abuno, Iligan City within the premise of the Rehabilitation Center of Iligan in the 4th quarter of 2019.
In the meantime, a temporary “Balay Salingan” shall be housed within the ICDRTC building, utilizing the multi-purpose hall to cater at least fifty patients from the barangays in Ilgan City.
This program is a clear manifestation of the city government’s efforts in its pursuit to be a Drug-Free City. (lvg, PIA-Iligan/ DILG Iligan)
Source: PIA Feed