2nd batch of Oplan Bagong Buhay in Comval commences

Compostela Valley Province—A total of sixty two (62) new beneficiaries for the 2nd batch of Oplan Bagong Buhay: A Community-Based Rehabilitation, Reformation and Reintegration Support for Illegal Drugs Offenders for Reform (IDOR) program under the Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Council (PADAC) of the provincial government of Compostela Valley headed by Governor Jayvee Tyron L. Uy joined the orientation program.

The program was spearheaded by the Provincial Health Office (PHO) as the head secretariat on November 8, 2019 at the 4th Floor, Social Hall, Provincial Capitol, Cabidianan, Nabunturan, Compostela Valley Province.

The 62 beneficiaries underwent a program orientation on vision, mission and goals of the program as well as the rules and responsibilities of the supporting agencies and stakeholders.

According to Judge Cresenciana DC Cruz of RTC Branch 3 in Nabunturan that the province commits to provide IDOR continuing legal information on the implication of their acts and consequences of their non-compliance on the recommendation stated in the drug dependency assessment report.

She added that part of the vision of the program is to develop and strengthen the spiritual life of IDOR, provide health awareness on ill effects of illegal drugs and substance use, importance of health and wellness and relapse prevention.

She explained further that the program will provide psychosocial interventions towards values clarification and integration, provides relevant and appropriate interventions to restore family relationships as well as by providing services for community integration and to conduct continuous counseling services to IDORs.

Oplan Bagong Buhay is a six-month community-based/out-patient program formulated to address the compliance needs of the convicts whose plea bargaining proposal in accordance with A.M. no. 18-03-16-SC was granted by the court.

The program shall be implemented by the PADAC chaired by Gov. Uy with the strong support from the National and Local Government Units and other various stakeholders.

 Oplan Bagong Buhay focuses on the reformation, rehabilitation and community reintegration interventions, through structured activities and various relevant sessions geared towards an improved quality of life among IDOR.

On the other hand, the beneficiaries will undergo an intended learning outcome such us the legal aspects for full commitment of the program to served as their reminders not to commit any crime specially violation of RA 9165. To increased also their awareness on RA 9165 and on the probation law and its limitation.

They will also undergo health awareness of the ill effects of the illegal drugs and substance use and to maintain total abstinence from illegal drugs and alcohol as well as to live a balanced and healthy lifestyle.

Among the services offered of the program is the family education involvement to enhanced and restored IDOR family relationship, established family as a strong support system and to undergo a psycho social intervention to established intrapersonal awareness, spiritual guidance, home visitation and counseling.

Meanwhile during the program, the participants also signed a manifesto of support, and underwent the oath of undertaking by the provincial prosecution office.

Kung anu man yung mga nangyayari in the past hindi na yun ang ating pag-uusapan, kundi we have to look forward for a good life and a better life,” Judge Cruz ended.(Rey Antibo, ID Comval)

A total of sixty two (62) new beneficiaries for the 2nd batch of Oplan Bagong Buhay: A Community-Based Rehabilitation, Reformation and Reintegration Support for Illegal Drugs Offenders for Reform (IDOR) program under the Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Council (PADAC) of the provincial government of Compostela Valley headed by Governor Jayvee Tyron L. Uy joined the orientation program on November 8, 2019 at the 4th floor, Social Hall, Capitol, Building, Cabidianan, Nabunturan, Comval.(Photo by: B. Jiminez, ID Comval)  

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