Surrenderees partake recovery walk

BAGUIO CITY – About 300 drug surrenderees in the city of Baguio joined in the Recovery Walk from Dontogan to La Presa, Friday, Nov. 25.

The said endeavor aims to encourage persons with substance use disorder together with their family to be physically fit and to have a healthy living.

The Recovery Walk is part of the city’s celebration of the 24th National Children’s Month.

City social welfare and development officer Betty Fangasan stressed that some of the surenderees in Baguio are in the process of transformation and are presently undergoing series of psycho-education sessions and at the same time engaged in a spiritual program every week at the CSWD office.

“The city government here has livelihood program that can help the surrenderees, however, they (surrenderees) must have to undergo first the recovery process before they can avail of the livelihood program of the city,” said Fangasan.

Moreover, with the continuing war against drugs in the city, the CSWDO together with the Baguio City Police Office and the Serenity in the Steps are conducting the Baguio Emergency Response to Addiction (BERA) to persons with substance use disorder.

“A total of 275 drug related surrenderees have finished the series of psycho-education sessions and are looking forward for a brighter future through the help of the government’s livelihood program,” said Fangasan.

As of this writing, there are already 1,416 drug related surrenderees in the city of Baguio./Jho Arranz#


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