The “Balay Silangan” team of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Western Visayas recently conducted a virtual orientation about the community-based reformation program to the officials of the municipalities of Dao and Panay in Capiz province.
The program aims to rehabilitate surrendered drug personalities.
Present during the virtual meeting were Dao Municipal Administrator Cris Michael Capundan, Municipal Local Government Operations Officer Joey Almanzor, as well as the members of the Municipal Anti Drug Abuse Council of Panay.
The meeting focused on orienting the members regarding the implementation of their own “Balay Silangan” facility, as well as the manpower complement and the roles and functions of each member.
Also tackled during the virtual meeting were the enrollment process of reformists, funding of the program, and signing of the memorandum of agreements.
“Balay Silangan” is the program of PDEA established in 2018 to build temporary shelters for drug offenders to reform them into self-sufficient and law-abiding members of society.*