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The Department of Internal and Local Government (DILG) recognized nine local government units (LGU) for their best practices on community-based drug rehabilitation programs.
In a statement, Interior Secretary Eduardo Año lauded the local governments of Magallanes, Cavite; Bacnotan, La Union; Lucena City, Quezon; Kalibo, Aklan; Ormoc City, Leyte; Pasig City; Davao Oriental; Claver, Surigao del Norte; and Malaybay City, Bukidnon.
“Our push in the grassroots level to rehabilitate and eventually reintegrate drug users continue and these nine best CBDRP (Community-Based Drug Rehabilitation and Reintegration Program) practices of LGUs are proof of the government’s commitment towards this policy. Ito po ay tagumpay ng ating bayan laban sa iligal na droga,” Año said.
According to him, the nine recognized LGUs were chosen out of 36 entries nationwide. The LGUs were screened for the presence of CBDRP, at least 80% graduation rate in the program, and if they made “safe interventions” during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Año said that the recognized CBDRP practices are “solid testaments that the government is serious in the rehabilitation aspect.”
“Tuloy-tuloy ang pagtatrabaho natin sa baba (community level) para i-rehabilitate ang mga kababayan nating naging biktima ng droga para eventually ay makapagbagong-buhay sila at maging produktibong kasapi ng lipunan,” he explained.
The lauded LGUs were also regonized in a symposium on CBDRP best practices titled “Talakayang Rehab: Community-Based Drug Rehabilitation and Reintegration Best Practices” which was aired live in DILG’s official social media page.