Friday, September 23, 2016

Army shares camp in Mindanao for rehab facility

From the Website of Philippine Army 

Army shares camp in Mindanao for rehab facility

FORT BONIFACIO, Taguig City – An Army camp in Mindanao became the pioneer military host of a drug rehabilitation center in support to the anti-illegal drug campaign of the president.

The Army’s 401st Infantry Brigade opened today a 2-hectare facility inside its camp in partnership with the province of Agusan del Sur.

The center, called as the Residential Treatment and Rehabilitation Center (RTRC), is inaugurated today with Atty. Salvador Panelo as Guest of Honor representing the president.

The RTRC can accommodate 60 patients at a time and shall be managed and administered by the provincial government of Agusan del Sur.

The establishment of the RTRC is in line with the province’s drug rehabilitation program called, Substance Use Recovery and Enlightenment (SURE).

SURE aims to give victims of drug use a second chance to life and keep them away from drug syndicates who are covering their tracks.

Gov. “Eddiebong” Plaza of Agusan Sur praised the local Army unit for the significant support in his anti-drug campaign.

Plaza said that his province takes pride of having the 401st Brigade as an adopted Army unit and a partner in his provincial development programs.

The Army brigade camp based in the town of Prosperidad of the province has a total land area of 334 hectares.

Col. Cristobal N. Zaragoza, the Army’s 401st Brigade Commander, said that this is part of a team collaboration existing between the military and the local government.

“We will give our all-out support to this campaign,” said Zaragoza. “A drug-free province is necessary for a drug-free country.” #


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