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Robredo: More funds needed for separate rehab centers for drug users, pushers

Nov 18, 2019 - 7:58 PM

'Tingin natin kailangan dapat mas bigyan ng malaking budget iyong DOH para magawa nila iyong dapat nilang gawin,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

DRUG REHAB. Vice President Leni Robredo gets a briefing from the Department of Health officials on the status of drug rehabilitation efforts so far. Photo by Jay Ganzon/OVP

Cebu’s dancing inmates featured in upcoming Netflix docu ‘Happy Jail’

Aug 10, 2019 - 7:59 PM

A new documentary by Filipino American filmmaker Michele Josue explores life inside the world-famous Cebu Detention and Rehabilitation Center

Senators hit LGUs' lack of funding for youth detention, rehab centers

Jan 22, 2019 - 3:50 PM

According to the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Council, there are only 63 Bahay Pag-Asa or youth detention and rehabilitation centers in the country

Senator Richard Gordon presides the senate hearing on lowering the age of criminality, January 2, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Bacolod breaks ground on first-ever drug rehab center

Aug 18, 2018 - 3:09 PM

The first drug rehabilitation center of Bacolod will also cater to drug dependents from other localities

Duterte opens Chinese-donated Bukidnon drug rehab center

Aug 03, 2018 - 5:13 PM

The P500-million facility is donated by Friends of the Philippines, a group of Chinese businessmen led by Jose Kho, associated with a company behind planned massive reclamation in Manila Bay

CLSU gets P10-M grant for education of mega drug rehab patients

Dec 21, 2017 - 5:07 PM

The Central Luzon State University in Nueva Ecija develops instructional modules for patients who want to complete their education or learn livelihood skills

MEGA DRUG REHAB. Starting 2018, the Commission on Higher Education will implement a project for drug dependents in the mega treatment and rehabilitation center in Nueva Ecija. File photo by Robinson Ninal/PPD

DDB 'supports' operation of mega drug rehab in Nueva Ecija

Nov 17, 2017 - 10:59 AM

The Dangerous Drugs Board's latest statement comes over a week after its chairperson, Dionisio Santiago, was sacked for criticizing the 10,000-bed facility in Fort Magsaysay

MILITARY LAND. The rehab dorms have been built on military land. File photo from the Department of Health

Duterte 'offended' by Santiago's criticism of drug rehab approach

Nov 08, 2017 - 6:11 PM

'You do not go to the press and start to blabber,' says President Rodrigo Duterte about axed DDB chief Dionisio Santiago

President Rodrigo Roa Dutere, in his speech at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport prior to his departure for Vietnam on November 8, 2017, announces that he will talk about the economic imbalance and the impact of globalization on the countries who have been left behind during the APEC-ASEAN Dialogue. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Sotto: Nueva Ecija facility can be used as mega drug enforcement academy

Nov 08, 2017 - 3:59 PM

Senator Vicente Sotto III says the 10,000-bed mega treatment and rehabilitation center can be made as an extension of the present PDEA academy

FIRST. The mega treatment and rehabilitation center in Nueva Ecija is the first of its kind in the country. File photo by Ace R Morandante/PPD

DDB chief Dionisio Santiago asked to resign

Nov 07, 2017 - 3:45 PM

The DDB chairman is asked to resign after his remarks criticizing the mega drug rehabilitation center funded by a Chinese tycoon

Cebu jail search yields drugs, guns

Oct 05, 2017 - 9:30 PM

An initial inventory finds several small packs of a substance believed to be shabu, valued at least P71,000, 5 bottles of valium, improvised guns, drug paraphernalia, and several mobile phones and gadgets seized during the operation

OPERATION GREYHOUND. Operation Greyhound yields contraband. Photo by Gelo Litonjua.

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Jun 28, 2017 - 8:16 PM

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PH 'forever grateful' to Chinese donor for drug rehab center – Ubial

Jun 28, 2017 - 11:40 AM

No matter what the outcome of his investigation [for bribery] is we will forever be grateful to him says Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial as tycoon Huang Rulun faces a probe in China

UNVEILING. President Duterte, Chinese businessman Huang Rulun (beside Duterte, on the right), and Cabinet members attend the inauguration of the mega drub rehabilitation center in Fort Magsaysay, Nueva Ecija on November 29, 2016. File photo by Ace R Morandante/PPD

No more 'mega' drug rehab centers after Nueva Ecija facility?

Apr 08, 2017 - 7:36 PM

What we noticed is that if we are going to concentrate big rehabilitation centers in one region there would be some difficulties says Interior Undersecretary John Castriciones

FIRST. The mega treatment and rehabilitation center in Nueva Ecija is the first of its kind in the country. File photo by Ace R Morandante/PPD

Gwen Garcia wants House probe into viral drug raid at Cebu jail

Mar 08, 2017 - 8:45 PM

House Deputy Speaker Gwen Garcia says the Cebu provincial jail turned from epic jail to epic fail under Governor Hilario Davide III

DAVIDE'S FAULT? Deputy Speaker Gwendolyn Garcia condemns the recent jail inspection that required Cebu inmates to strip naked. Screengrab from congress.gov.ph

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Jan 19, 2017 - 9:12 PM

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After 6 months, 10K drug surrenderers admitted to rehab centers

Jan 11, 2017 - 7:06 PM

Local government units play an important role in the admission of drug surrenders to existing treatment and rehabilitation centers

REHABILITATION. In this file photo, drug users in Mandaluyong City attend their required weekly Zumba class for rehabilitation in Barangay Mabini-J Rizal covered court on July 10, 2016. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

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Jan 06, 2017 - 8:01 PM

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Fil-Chinese businessmen funding next mega drug rehab center

Jan 06, 2017 - 1:30 PM

Funds for the center to rise in Bohol are sourced by a Cebu based foundation supportive of President Duterte

REHAB PROGRAM. President Rodrigo Duterte inspects the first phase of the Mega Drug Rehabilitation Center in Nueva Ecija along with Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr and Health Secretary Paulyn Jean Ubial. Photo by Ace Morandante/PPD

DILG: China keen on donating drug rehab facility to PH

Dec 22, 2016 - 11:40 AM

They will be sending over a delegation in order to have an ocular inspection of the possible areas where they can build the rehabilitation facility which they will finance says Interior Undersecretary John Castriciones

MORE REHAB CENTERS. This mega drug treatment and rehabilitation center in Nueva Ecija is a donation of Chinese tycoon Huang Rulun. File photo from the Department of Health

Alliance Global allots P1.2B for drug rehab centers

Dec 21, 2016 - 7:25 PM

The rehabilitation center to be built in Taguig City will accommodate around 500 drug reformists according to Alliance Global

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY. Alliance Global, through one of its foundations, will finance the construction and the design of the facility, which will soon rise on a 6,582 square meteres of land inside Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City. Rappler file photo

RWM collaborates with PAGCOR, DOH, Davao City govm't for world-class rehab center

Dec 13, 2016 - 12:00 PM

This will be the first DOH compliant treatment and rehabilitation center in the country and will be built on a 1 9 hectare property in Brgy Malagos Davao City

Duterte, Chinese tycoon inaugurate ‘mega’ drug rehab center

Nov 29, 2016 - 8:10 PM

The President thanks Chinese real estate tycoon Huang Rulun for his donation of P1 4 billion for two drug rehabilitation centers

UNVEILING. President Duterte, Chinese businessman Huang Rulun (beside Duterte, on the right), and Cabinet members attend the inauguration of the mega drub rehabilitation center in Fort Magsaysay, Nueva Ecija on November 29, 2016.

House panel quizzes DOH on drug rehab, animal bite programs

Nov 09, 2016 - 7:50 PM

A couple of lawmakers ask Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial about her department s capability to implement certain programs

COA: P189.63M for drug rehab facilities still unliquidated

Nov 06, 2016 - 10:45 PM

The Commission on Audit calls on the Dangerous Drugs Board to demand reports from implementing agencies on how they used funds given to them throughout the years

Ubial: PH drug problem a 'public health emergency'

Oct 18, 2016 - 4:16 PM

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial says around P145 million of its Quick Response Fund will be used to address the immediate needs in treatment and rehabilitation centers

DRUG SURRENDERERS. A Philippine policeman (L) stands guard as people queue up to register with the police during the mass surrender of some 1,000 alleged drug users and pushers in the town of Tanauan, 60 kilometres (37 miles) south of Manila on July 18, 2016. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Duterte creates task force to oversee drug rehab centers

Oct 15, 2016 - 9:11 AM

Among others the inter agency task force is expected to determine the type capacity and suitable locations of centers with a long term goal of having at least one in every province

Chinese to fund 12-hectare drug rehab center in PH

Oct 14, 2016 - 7:46 PM

The area of the drug rehabilitation center is equivalent to around 17 soccer fields combined

Mega drug rehab center in Nueva Ecija fully operational by November

Oct 12, 2016 - 4:58 PM

Almost 50 of the facility has been constructed says Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial

Duterte: China-funded rehab facility almost complete

Oct 07, 2016 - 7:50 PM

After citing China s assistance Duterte blasts the United States and European Union for not being as helpful

THANKS CHINA. President Duterte speaks at the Banana Congress in SMX Center in Davao City. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

1st drug rehab center opens at Army camp in Agusan del Sur

Sep 24, 2016 - 8:30 AM

The Residential Treatment and Rehabilitation Center can accommodate 60 patients at a time and shall be managed by the provincial government of Agusan del Sur

 Photos courtesy of Colonel Cristobal Zaragoza and the 401st IB

Nueva Vizcaya town offers 4,000 hectare lot for drug rehab center

Sep 23, 2016 - 5:11 PM

Bayombong Mayor Ralph Lantion says he made the offer to interior undersecretary for operations John Castriciones during the latter s recent visit in town

RALPH LANTION. Photo from Facebook.

In China, PH health chief signs deal for mega drug rehab center

Sep 20, 2016 - 7:00 PM

The planned mega treatment and rehabilitation center in Fort Magsaysay will have a 10 000 bed capacity

File photo by Rambo Talabong

4 rehab centers to be built in military camps in 2016 – Palace

Sep 19, 2016 - 7:41 PM

Two centers will be built in Luzon while Visayas and Mindanao are to get one center each says Communications Secretary Martin Andanar

SECOND CHANCE. Alleged drug addicts and pushers file through to undergo drug tests following their surrender to authorities at Camp Karingal police station in Manila on June 22. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Only around 500 surrenderers admitted so far in drug rehab centers

Sep 14, 2016 - 9:30 PM

By the end of September the health department hopes to have a system of reporting that will give weekly updates on what happens to the drug surrenderers

COMMUNITY-BASED. Drug users in Mandaluyong City attend their required weekly Zumba class for rehabilitation in Barangay Mabini-J Rizal covered court on July 10, 2016. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

LIST: Where are drug treatment and rehab centers in the Philippines?

Sep 14, 2016 - 12:00 PM

According to a list provided by the Dangerous Drugs Board there are 50 drug treatment and rehabilitation centers in the Philippines as of July 2016

What's a day like inside a private drug rehab center?

Sep 10, 2016 - 8:50 AM

The Bridges of Hope rehabilitation center tries to simulate a structured life for its residents

Ongpin renews auction of his PhilWeb shares

Sep 05, 2016 - 3:07 PM

The businessman says he will donate P1 billion of the proceeds to the government s drug rehabilitation program

'FIRM BELIEVER.' 'I am a firm believer in the President's drive against the drug menace,' says embattled Roberto Ongpin. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

Gwen Garcia seeks House probe into Cebu jail drugs

Sep 01, 2016 - 8:00 AM

The congresswoman blames Cebu Governor Hilario Davide III for the entry of drugs and other contraband into the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center

Dangerous Drugs Board wants rehab centers in jails

Aug 24, 2016 - 5:32 PM

The DDB also says events where drugs are distributed sold or used should be included in the law s definition of a drug den

DRUG USERS. Alleged drug addicts and pushers wait to undergo drug tests following their surrender to authorities at Camp Karingal police station in Manila on June 22, 2016. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Inside the brain of a drug user

Aug 19, 2016 - 10:31 AM

Psychiatrists say the effect of drugs on the brain could be so damaging as to cause paranoia even months after a person has already stopped using the substance

War on drugs: Rehabilitation must be more than a knee-jerk reaction

Aug 18, 2016 - 4:12 PM

But with more drug users surrendering by the day government cannot afford to tarry in providing much needed interventions for Filipinos who ve made the first step away from drugs

REHABILITATION. Filipino suspected drug users and pushers participate in exercises after voluntarily surrendering in Manila, Philippines, July 15, 2016. File photo by Mark R. Cristino/EPA

No more room in Cebu prison of dancing inmates

Aug 13, 2016 - 9:00 AM

The current population is at 3 008 more than double capacity of only 1 500 inmates

NO ROOM. The Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) practice for a dance video last January 2016. Screengrab from Youtube

San Miguel to donate P1B for drug rehab centers

Aug 11, 2016 - 6:10 PM

Rehabilitation is crucial to providing drug dependents a chance at restoring their lives and becoming part of the solution to a better Philippines says Ramon Ang

GOV'T SUPPORT. 'In the fight against illegal drugs, rehabilitation is crucial to providing drug dependents a chance at restoring their lives and becoming part of the solution to a better Philippines,' San Miguel President and COO Ramon Ang says. Photo by Agence France-Presse

Where recovery starts

Aug 07, 2016 - 7:00 AM

Chuck was a former trainee of the center Trainee not patient is what they call those who undergo their program He has had a long history with substance abuse one that is not yet and will never be over he said

DepEd wants alternative learning for youth in drug rehab

Aug 04, 2016 - 6:16 PM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones says the Alternative Learning System will be the centerpiece of the Duterte administration that will complement the K to 12’s senior high school program

Duterte: Use of military camps as rehab centers temporary

Jul 28, 2016 - 3:12 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte clarifies that the use of military camps as rehabilitation centers is only a stop gap measure until the government can build dedicated centers all over the country

REHAB PLANS. President Rodrigo Duterte is mobbed by members and officials of the League of Provinces of the Philippines and League of Cities of the Philippines in Malacañang on July 27, 2016. KIWI BULACLAC/PPD

Over 17,000 illegal drug users surrender to police in Davao region

Jul 12, 2016 - 3:57 PM

The government according to PDEA regional director Adizhar Albani has to provide alternative livelihood for those who want to acquire skills

OPLAN TUKHANG. Operatives of Buhangin police led by precinct commander Chief Inspector Milgrace Driz visit communities where suspected illegal drug personalities live to ask them to surrender.

Nearly 5,000 drug suspects yield in Negros Island Region

Jul 12, 2016 - 9:18 AM

In Negros Occidental the provincial planning office is looking into establishing a rehabilitation center in each of the 6 political districts

Bill seeks to build drug rehab centers for the poor

Jul 07, 2016 - 6:19 PM

Drug addicts are not wasted human capital There is always a chance for change says AKO Bicol Representative Rodel Batocabe author of the proposal

SECOND CHANCE. Alleged drug addicts and pushers file through to undergo drug tests following their surrender to authorities at Camp Karingal police station in Manila on June 22. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP