Fort Ramon Magsaysay, Nueva Ecija
November 29, 2016

As the government enhances its campaign against illegal drugs, President Rody Duterte inaugurates the Mega Drug Abuse Treatment and Rehabilitation Center – Phase 1 inside the Fort Ramon Magsaysay in Nueva Ecija on November 29, 2016.

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

Aside from this center, 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 due to Project Tokhang. This will be included in the 2017 national budget.