25 complete drug rehab program

Sipalay LGU photo

Twenty-five Sipalay City residents have completed the city’s community-based rehabilitation program.

Their graduation ceremony was held at Kyla’s Event Hall in Barangay 2 on Friday, November 20, five days after the city government launched the third installment of the community-based rehabilitation program on November 16.

Under the program, the participants from Barangay Gil Montilla underwent five days of transformation, which included lectures and activities on health, disaster response, spiritual encounters, parole and probation, and the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act.

The rehabilitation program is one of the priority programs of Mayor Maria Gina Lizares as it is her goal to provide a venue for transformation and rehabilitation for persons who use drugs.

The rehabilitation program was also an opportunity for the participants to become productive members of society, Lizares said.

Sipalay recently topped the localities in Negros Occidental with the most number of drug-free barangays, after 12 of its 17 barangays were cleared by the Regional Oversight Committee on Dangerous Drugs-Western Visayas.*

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