THE Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) yesterday said the Chinese government, through its Embassy office in Manila, has affirmed its commitment to help the Philippine’s drug rehabilitation efforts.
DILG Undersecretary for Operations John Castriciones said a delegation from the Chinese Embassy visited his office last week and reiterated the Chinese government’s assurance to help in the drug rehabilitation drive.
“They were represented by Charge d’ Affaires He Xiangqi and also by the National Police Attache’ Fu Yunfei of the People’s Republic of China. They informed us that they are very much interested to donate a facility for drug rehabilitation,” Castriciones said.
Castriciones said a previous agreement has been entered and signed between the Chinese Minister of Commerce and Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III when the two met in China.
“They will be sending over a delegation in order to have an ocular inspection of the possible areas where they can build the rehabilitation facility, which they will finance,” he said.
The list of areas being considered to house the Chinese-funded drug rehabilitation center are the 10-hectare land in Rosario, Cavite, the 10-hectare property in Tagaytay or the four-hectare area in Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya.