Balik-Loob Program and Bahay Pagbabago officially launched
The Reformation Center dubbed as Bahay Pagbabago was officially launched in the LGU sometime in September 2016 to give temporary shelter and rehabilitate drug users and dealers who have surrendered to the police. This rehabilitation facility is in response to the challenge posed by the number of surrenderers who had volunteered to undergo reform to be free from illegal drug use.
The Balik-loob program provides the most comprehensive family and values oriented treatment program for individuals who have engaged in illegal drugs activities. Under the program, surrenderees undergo a comprehensive reformation training wherein they are treated as patients instead of law offenders. The program also provides them the opportunity to learn new ways of clean living through livelihood trainings, which are done in partnership with the Provincial Anti-Drug Reduction Convenors, the LGU and support government agencies like TESDA.
Last October 21, 2016, the first batch of surrenderees graduated from the program.