Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Military: 3 camps can house drug rehab centers

From Malaya Business Insight (Jul 27): Military: 3 camps can house drug rehab centers

THE Armed Forces yesterday said there are three military camps where drug rehabilitation centers can be set up.

These are Fort Magsaysay in Palayan City in Nueva Ecija, which is home to the Army’s 7th Infantry Division and the Army’s Special Operations Command; Camp Capinpin in Tanay, Rizal, home to the Army’s 2nd Infantry Division; and Camp Kibaritan, an Army training facility in Kalilangan town in Bukidnon.

AFP spokesman Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla issued the statement after President Duterte, in his first State of the Nation Address last Monday, said the Armed Forces will prepare its camps and facilities for use as drug rehabilitation centers.

Padilla said the three camps have “large spaces” to accommodate rehabilitation centers.

“If there is a need to provide military-style training (for the drug dependents undergoing rehabilitation), we will provide that.  If barracks are needed, we will also make them available,” Padilla also said.

The military would, however, need the expertise of other government agencies like the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and the Department of Health for the rehabilitation program, Padilla said.

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