The City Government of Caloocan helped a total of 588 individuals to recover from drug abuse from July to December 2022, through its treatment and care services or community-based rehabilitation program.
Mayor Dale Gonzalo Malapitan commended the individuals who successfully completed their rehabilitation program. He also praised their perseverance to change for the better and wished them to use their second chance in life significantly.
Malapitan also praise those who completed the rehabilitation program and cited their desire to turn over a new leaf and set themselves free from the use of illegal drugs.
Caloocan Anti-Drug Abuse Office (CADAO) officer-in-charge, Wilmilson Amoyo said the city government will do its best to help identify users and help them recover through the rehabilitation program. He likewise mentioned that CADAO also conducts trainings to increase the knowledge and abilities of the clients under the said program ensuring that they are ready and has the capacity to earn a living.
Amoyo further said another batch of individuals will undergo the local government’s program this year to help them recover and have a fresh start. He also declared that the city government will not waver in its efforts and will strive to improve their services.
“Ngayong taon magsisimula ang panibagong batch ng ating mga kababayan na sasailalim sa ating mga programa at serbisyo upang matulungan natin silang magkaroon ng magandang hinaharap,” Malapitan said.
He added that the local government will not stop until there are persons who are continually using illegal drugs.
“Hindi tayo titigil hangga’t mayroong gumagamit ng ipinagbabawal na gamot na sumisira lamang ng mga buhay, kinabukasan at pangarap. Mas sisikapin po natin na pagbutihan pa ang ating mga serbisyo ngayon at sa mga susunod pang taon,” Malapitan said.