Reformation center for drug offenders opens in Cabanatuan City
The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and the local government of Cabanatuan City inaugurated Thursday the country’s second community-based reformation center aimed to rehabilitate drug offenders in the city and in the province of Nueva Ecija.
PDEA Director General Aaron N. Aquino said the 100-bed capacity Balay Silangan Reformatory Center in Cabanatuan City is the pilot project of PDEA in Luzon which was funded by the City Government of Cabanatuan City through the initiative of Mayor Julius Cesar “Jay” Vergara.
Cabanatuan City has allotted P1.2 million for the construction and purchases of fixtures for the operation of the reformation center.
The facility could accommodate drug surrenderers’ from nearby provinces and areas covered by Region 3.
Aquino thanked the city government officials of Cabanatuan for their support to PDEA as he urged all local government officials and other stakeholders to support the government’s campaign against illegal drugs.
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