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Villar spearheads farming training program for recovering addicts in Cavite

Mar 12, 2017 @ 11:24

In line with ongoing efforts to rehabilitate illegal drug users, Sen. Cynthia Villar formally opened the farming training program for recovery drug addicts at their VillarSIPAG (Social Institute for Poverty Alleviation and Governance) Farm in Bacoor, Cavite last March 11.

Undergoing this training are the second batch of drug surrenderees, the lady politiko said.

“As drug surrenderees transition from addiction to recovery, we are offering this training program that will help them move forward to a productive life and not go back to their addictive ways,” Villar added.

Under the program “Sagip Bukas: A Drug Rehabilitation Training Program,” the lady senator partnered with the Office of the Mayor, Las Pinas City; Office of the Mayor, Paranaque; Office of the Mayor, Bacoor; Las Pinas General Hospital, Las Pinas Health Office, Philippine National Police, Las Pinas Hall of Justice, Department of Agriculture, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Department of Health, and Allied Botanical Corporation.

“Sagip-Bukas,” a 12-week drug rehabilitation training program, includes free trainings on urban farming to be given by the Allied Botanical Corporation.

Lectures on health and wellness will also be given by Las Pinas General Hospital. Personnel from the Las Pinas Hall of Justice will explain the ethico legal aspects of substance abuse while the Couples for Christ Foundation for Family and Life will handle topics on values formation.

The program also entails involvement in environmental protection activities such as coastal clean-up and mangrove planting with environment advocates like Villar and the DENR. Participants will also do physical training and dance exercises.

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