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23 Tokhang surrenderees complete 30-day reformation program

  • Written by Alfred P. Dalizon
  • Published in Provincial
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TWENTY-THREE female drug dependents in Bulacan who last month surrendered to the local police as a result of the ongoing PNP Oplan: Tokhang on Thursday completed a 30-day reformation program, Bulacan Police Provincial Office director Sr. Supt. Romeo Caramat Jr. said yesterday.

Caramat said the reformists will be released under the guidance of local authorities.
The 23 constitute the 1st batch of an all-female reformists who volunteered to undergo rehabilitation at the Bahay Pag-asa Reformation Center in Meycauayan City.
While under the 30-day program, the female drug dependents were subjected to regular physical fitness such as zumba and early morning exercises, spiritual and moral recovery facilitated by the pastors from Bless Our Cops Movement.
The group also underwent basic livelihood course such as massage therapy offered by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority  and  decorative reuse of recyclable materials given by the Sagip Kalikasan Dulot ay Pangkabuhayan. Incorporated.
The reformation program aims to help the dependents escape from the bondage of illegal drugs and promote health, wellness and productivity.
Caramat said a post-activity monitoring will also be conducted to keep track of the patients.
Caramat and Meycayauan City Vice Mayor Rafael Manzano Jr., the chairman of the Provincial Anti-Drug Convenor, led last Thursday’s activity attended by the Bulacan police, barangay captains and families of the reformed drug users.