PA offers use of 8 more camps as possible treatment centers of drug dependents

October 5, 2016 10:30 am 

MANILA, Oct. 4 — The Philippine Army (PA) has offered the use of eight more of its military camps as possible treatment and rehabilitation centers for drug dependents and users, according to PA spokesperson Col. Benjamin Hao.

These camps include Fort Magsaysay in Nueva Ecija; Camp Melchor F Dela Cruz in Gamu, Isabela; Camp Capinpin in Tanay, Rizal; Camp Alfredo Santos in Calauag, Quezon; Camp Peralta in Jamindan, Capiz; Camp Kibaritan in Kalilangan, Bukidnon; Camp Lucero in Carmen, North Cotabato; and Camp Paulino Santos in Alamada, North Cotabato.

Recently, the 401st Infantry Brigade headquarters opened its two-hectare facility inside the Prosperidad Military Reservation in partnership with the province of Agusan Del Sur.

The center, called the Residential Treatment and Rehabilitation Center (RTRC), can accommodate 60 patients at a time and shall be managed by the Agusan Del Sur provincial government.

"The PA is committed to give its all-out support to the anti-illegal drug campaign of President Rodrigo R. Duterte," Hao added. (PNA)

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