Para maubos ang mga adik! Isabela City to build anti-drug abuse reformatory center

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The city government of Isabela in Basilan is eyeing to construct an anti-drug abuse reformatory center.

The local government said the members of the Isabela City Anti Drug Abuse Council (CADAC) recently met to finalize the plans for the groundbreaking of the center, also known as the “Balay Silangan,” to be constructed at Lantung in Barangay Baluno.

“This LGU-owned and operated facility will be a major aspect of Isabela City’s Community-based Rehabilitation Program (CBRP) previously approved in 2016,” it said.

According to the local government, Balay Silangan purposely targets individuals who have availed of the government’s #OplanTokhang Anti Drug Abuse Campaign as “surrenderers” but who are classified as “drug pushers.”

These surrenderers will undergo a holistic, multi-intervention reformation program before they will be returned to their respective communities.

Balay Silangan is a Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)-backed program.