Construction of the Bahay Silangan in the capital town of Bangued in Abra is ongoing and will be the fifth to rise in the province even as 13 municipalities are expected to have their own soon.
This as the lecture series continues in the different towns of the province which aims to have Bahay Silangan in each of the 27 municipalities.
Members of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency – Abra on Monday continue their lecture series and made a stop at the municipal hall of the capital town before inspecting construction at the future facility for former drug personalities at barangay Calaba of said town.
PDEA agents joined Bangued mayor Dominic Valera and vice mayor Mila Valera as well as sangguiniang bayan members and barangay officials during the inspection of the facility which will be the fifth to rise in the province after those found in Bucay, Tayum, Danglas and most recently at Daguioman.
Bahay Silangan facilities are also expected to rise in the towns of Tineg, Tubo, Boliney, Lacub, San Juan, Dolores, Lagangilang, Langiden, La Paz, Luba, Peñarrubia, Pidigan and Villaviciosa.
Project proposals for their construction have already been approved as the province is on its way of fulfilling Executive Order JN-02 of Gov. Jocelyn Bernos, that mandates the establishment of Balay Silangan Reformation Centers in all municipalities of Abra.
The lecture is the first step in the adherence to said EO of Bernos.
PDEA Provincial Officer Emerson Joshua Santiago said the training conducted under the Bahay Silangan program would rectify negative behavior of former drug personalities making them more receptive to rehabilitation.
Signed last January 22, the EO said “the establishment of Bahay Silangan or rehabilitation center in each municipality that shall shelter and cater to drug personalities, provide intervention, counseling and livelihood training.”