El Nido drug surrenderees to get help from province

The provincial government recently introduced its Community Enhancement and Livelihood Project (CELP) in the town of El Nido in an effort to help drug surrenderees under the government anti-drugs campaign.

Under the program, drug surrenderees of the Oplan Tokhang of the Philippine National Police will undergo a 16-week recovery program.

The project which will be supervised by the Community Care Team (CCT) will involve physical, spiritual and livelihood activities.

El Nido is the fourth recipient of the project.

The CCT, composed of 46 barangay officials and tanods from the barangays of Corong-Corong, Buena Suerte, Villa Libertad and Masagana including those who belong to religious, academe and health programs from Araceli, underwent a three-day training last July 12-14, 2017 in El Nido. The training was designed to prepare the CCT in handling the drug surrenderees.

Hindi mo pwede ituro ang isang bagay kung sa sarili mo ay hindi mo alam ang iyong ginagawa,” Ma. Teresa Acda, head of CELP Technical Working Group, said.

The training was led by Vobbin Jay M. Carias and Josie N. Aungon of the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office, Sam Bacosa of CELP-Technical Working Group (TWG) and Roselyn Umpacan of the Community Affairs Division of the provincial government.

The provincial government of Palawan officially launched the Community Enhancement Livelihood Program (CELP) for drug surrenderees in Roxas, Palawan on March 3, 2017.

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