November 30, 2016

In line with the government’s mandate in enhancing its campaign against illegal drugs, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte inaugurated Phase 1 of the Mega Drug Abuse Treatment and Rehabilitation Center inside Fort Ramon Magsaysay in Nueva Ecija.

The 100,000 square meter rehabilitation center was donated by a Chinese businessman named Huang Rulun who supports the administration’s drive in suppressing drugs in the country. It aims to help drug users who seek for in-patient treatment. The facility can accommodate at least 10,000 patients.

Aside from this, the government plans to establish two more mega treatment and rehabilitation centers in Visayas and Mindanao, with the primary goal of helping the 700,000 drug users who voluntarily surrendered in the Project Tokhang. This will be included in the 2017 national budget.

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